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May 7, 2021 - 1:05pm
If you see an act of racial harassment, there is something you can do. Safely intervene as a bystander using the 5D’s: distract, delegate, delay, direct and document. For more info, watch AAAJ-LA's new PSA featuring the voice of actor Ken Jeong and illustrations by award-winning artist James Yang. 
April 23, 2021 - 5:28pm
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act in a rare bipartisan vote (94-1). The legislation is aimed at bolstering efforts to combat rising anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
April 23, 2021 - 1:58pm
What are you waiting for? Get on it! Details on the free sessions and a listing of national/local NIOT events in the pipeline. 
April 23, 2021 - 1:41pm
Here at NIOT, we know that storytelling is a critical part of our activism. Join us June 8 at 3 PM ET for a webinar for journalists and bloggers, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. The topic is "complicating the narratives." We'll be offering guidance to help journalists produce more nuanced and inclusive interviews and stories when they are reporting on hate and intolerance. We hope local NIOT groups will invite local writers to join us for this important conversation. 
April 23, 2021 - 8:38am
In this episode, we examine how the tragic killing of Khalid Jabara, a young man who was murdered by his next door neighbor in a hate crime, prompted a call for vital changes in hate crime law and reporting. New legislation, The Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, passed last week in Senate, would improve hate crime reporting and expand assistance and resources for hate crime victims.