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Chicago launches campaign to address anti-Asian hate

The Anti-Hate Action Center in Chicago has launched a multi-pronged campaign to address anti-Asian hate. The launch comes on the first day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The campaign, called “No Home for Hate,” aims to raise awareness about anti-Asian hate and provide victims with proper resources. Several ads will run on Chicago Transit Authority trains and on CTA buses throughout the city.

“No Home for Hate marks the next step in the Anti-Hate Action Center’s mission to track, prevent, and respond to hate in our communities,” said Anti-Hate Action Center Manager Abby Eusebio in a press release.

“We are here to support anyone who has been impacted by hate, especially members of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations who have been disproportionately targeted by hate for the last several years. The advertisements in public transit will meet these affected communities where they most commonly live and work to ensure anyone who needs help is aware of the available resources.”

No Home for Hate will provide the following resources to victims of hate incidents:

· Secure reporting of hate crimes and incidents by phone or online form

· Mental health support

· Legal aid

· Assistance with filing police reports

· Guidance for interacting with government entities

· Referrals to other critical services

· Connections to community-based supports

The Anti-Hate Action Center will also host educational workshops for public schools, police departments and universities.

“Anti-hate workshops for faculty, staff, and students on campus are so important to making sure that we are all safe and have the tools and resources to address racism and other violence,” Alyson Kung, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach for the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) at the University of Illinois Chicago, said in a press release. “It takes a community to care for each other, and to make the changes needed for us all to thrive.”

While this particular campaign focuses on anti-Asian hate, the resources are available to people of any race, gender, or religion.

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