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December 10, 2021 - 10:35am
What does it look like to stand together against racism and hate? What are the terms we use and methods for moving forward together? A new study from Yale sought to learn what activists themselves are looking for. They found that activists value allies who are trustworthy and willing to defer to activists’ leadership.
December 10, 2021 - 9:44am
After a right-wing hate group surprised the residents of Rockville Centre with an unpermitted march, local leaders responded with a much larger rally against hate. Watch a conversation with community leaders about the incidents from PBS's local public affairs show, MetroFocus. 
November 29, 2021 - 11:29am
In honor of United Against Hate Week, NIOT El Sobrante decided to host a virtual concert for their community. Organizer Becki Cohn-Vargas writes about the experience and shares tips for other NIOT groups who may want to host their own concerts. "Although none of our members had previously hosted a virtual concert, nor were we Zoom experts," she writes, "we discovered that putting on a virtual concert was both great fun and not that hard to do. We also managed to do it without spending a penny. So we decided to share the steps we took in the hopes that we will inspire other NIOT groups to take on the challenge."
November 29, 2021 - 8:22am
Join us and United Against Hate Week organizers to review highlights and reflect on this year's United Against Hate Week, which was held Nov. 14-20, 2021. Participation continued to grow this year with events held all over the country, including Cincinnati, Ohio — and even in Ukraine! We'll hear from event organizers and discuss successes, lessons learned, and begin planning for UAHW 2022.
November 12, 2021 - 9:59am
Five years ago on Friday, November 12, 2016, Will Sims was found beaten and shot dead on Appian Way in El Sobrante, CA, seemingly a victim of a hate crime. Will was 28 years old and a well-liked African American musician who played in many venues around the Bay Area. NIOT sat down with Will's parents, Renee and Bill, and his sister, Stacey, to ask them to reflect on what happened, Will's life and their memories of him. The interview took place in 2018. Update: The men who killed Will Sims were convicted of second and first degree murder.