No Hate SF: Voices & Funds Raised Against ExtremismLeave a Comment
The United States is again confronting a surge of hateful extremism. Whether this movements’ adherents call themselves the alt-right, Klanspeople, neo-Nazis — or whether they simply decline to repudiate those espousing bigotry and peddling fear — San Francisco stands united against them.
Hate is not welcome here.
An extremist rally is scheduled to take place on Crissy Field this Saturday, August 26. In response, long-time activist, Cleve Jones, has partnered with Horizons Foundation to create a new fund, No Hate SF. This fund aims to counter extremist rhetoric with raised voices and raised funds.
Today, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund joins three other Bay Area foundations — The San Francisco Foundation, the Hellman Foundation, and the Rosenberg Foundation — in announcing donations of $10,000.00 each to help launch No Hate SF.
We are just four of many other individuals and philanthropic organizations who are taking a stand against hate in the Bay Area. All contributions will be divided equally between local and national organizations that counter extremist views with a compelling message of diversity and equality. Benefitting organizations are: Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund (DREDF), Friendship House/Association of American Indians of San Francisco, La Raza Community Resource Center, Muslim Advocates, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Planned Parenthood, San Francisco NAACP, San Francisco Jewish Community Center, San Francisco LGBT Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Transgender Law Center.
These uninvited and unwelcomed guests are coming to the city of Saint Francis as part of a larger strategy to divide our country. But we will not be divided. There is no place for this kind of hatred in our city. Let’s transform their evil energy into money that will be used to defend the communities they seek to attack.
We join Cleve in encouraging you to respond to hatred both by donating to No Hate SF and by taking part in one of the non-confrontational, non-violent counter-protests organized for this weekend.
Stay safe. Stay together.