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March 2, 2021 - 8:52am
A high school student and a former mayor join forces to stand up to hate in a suburban New Jersey town founded in 1670. Learn more about Not In Our Town, Chesterfield, NJ.  
February 9, 2021 - 8:09am
Actors, activists are sounding the alarm on surging attacks against Asian Americans. Activist Amanda Nguyen, finalist for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, wants more people to speak out against anti-Asian hate crimes: “Silence erases our humanity. Yet it roars through the head of every Asian American as they step out the door and are afraid... How many more people need to be killed?” Watch a video report on recent hate violence and hear from activists about what you can do to help. 
January 26, 2021 - 8:09am
Dr. Pete Simi is a national expert whose work deeply explores the threat of extremist groups and examines how to counter the recruiting methods of white nationalist movements.
January 16, 2021 - 1:42pm
Filmed on January 15, 2021, three short videos from The Divided Community Project provide ideas community leaders might consider in the face of looming protests. For additional resources, look here: https://go.osu.edu/dcptoolkit​.
January 16, 2021 - 11:04am
In this excerpt from a recent NIOT Virtual Conversation about responding locally to rising hate and conflict, Patrice O’Neill talks with Over Zero’s founder and executive director, Rachel Brown, and Over Zero’s United States regional director Samantha Owen, about building resiliency within a community. How do we proactively create a network that lets us respond to emerging risks of hate violence and promote inclusion? Listen or read the transcript.