Watch Video | Virtual Conversation: United Against Hate Week Kick Off Event | Not in Our Town

Watch Video | Virtual Conversation: United Against Hate Week Kick Off Event


Kick Off Virtual Event: United Against Hate Week
(Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2020)
Countering the Rise in Hate and Extremism

Watch this one hour Virtual Conversation featuring national experts Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Pete Simi who study the threat of hate groups and examine how to counter the recruiting methods of white supremacist movements. The panelists share a deep connection to the topic and a horrific act of hate. Berkeley, CA Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff open United Against Hate Week with a community call to action.

Hate groups are using everyday interactions online to recruit. How can we respond and build communities that are resilient and resistant to hate and bigotry?

Local leaders and national experts  share methods for action against hate violence. Our guest speakers include leading researchers on extremist groups who examine how people are recruited into a life of hate and those who have experienced hate who are working to heal communities. 

Mayors and Leaders Urge Anti-Hate Action
Survivors of Hate Speak Out
National Experts Outline the Threat



  • After his father was killed by a white supremacist at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Pardeep Kaleka reached out to former white supremacist Arno Michaelis. Pardeep and Arno formed Serve2Unite, wrote The Gift of Our Wounds and speak to audiences across the world on how to counter extremism and promote forgiveness.

  • Peter Simi has been studying hate groups for two decades and spent time with the man who killed Pardeep’s father ten years before the attack.

  • Cynthia Miller-Idriss just released a new book on the threat of extremism called Hate in the Homeland.

  • Patrice O’Neill produced the film Waking in Oak Creek about the Sikh Temple killings and is the founder of Not In Our Town.



United Against Hate Week & Participating Cities
LA vs. Hate


Presented by Not In Our Town and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee  

Thank you to all co-sponsors, participants and community members for making this important conversation possible.

Stop Hate. Together.


Downloadable Guides and Online Resources

Book: Hate in the Homeland by Cynthia Miller Idriss

Building Resilience & Confronting Risk in the COVID-19 Era: A Parents & Caregivers Guide to Online Radicalization

The guide provides tangible steps to counter the threat of online radicalization, including information on the new risks during the COVID-19 crisis, how to recognize warning signs, and how to get help and engage a radicalized child or young adult.

Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab (PERIL)

PERIL brings the resources and expertise of the university sector to bear on the pressing problem of growing youth polarization and extremist radicalization. Through partnerships, funded research and evaluations, and out-of-the-box design thinking, PERIL empirically tests scalable research, intervention and public education ideas to reduce rising polarization and hate. What works best to increase youth empathy and cross-cultural understanding? How can media literacy training be made more effective? 

NIOT/Over Zero Responding to Hate: Building Safe Inclusive Communities Toolkit

A community resiliency guide and action toolkit.

Hollaback! Virtual Intervention Trainings

Bystander intervention training using our proven 5D’s methodology: Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay and Direct. Exit polls show that 99% of people we train leave confident they will intervene next time they witness disrespect or harassment.

United Against Hate Week — 20 Ideas for Action

United Against Hate Week (Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020) began as a call for local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. Now our movement is growing and cities and towns across the country are joining us. Learn more:

NIOT Stop Hate Action Kits

Tips and advice for reporting hate crimes and supporting victims and their families.


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