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Narratives of Pain: Poetry, Storytelling, Art

Posted August 23, 2016 9:31 AM
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What can you do when your community is wounded by tragedy?

Posted August 17, 2016 2:03 PM


It is difficult to believe the horrors our communities have witnessed in the past week. The recent murders of Imam Maulana Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Queens, New York and Khalid Jabara in Tulsa, Oklahoma are a grave tragedy for the Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. These violent attacks fueled by hate against people’s ethnicity, religion, or perceived religion are on the rise. They are wounding our communities. We cannot stay silent and passive; we must take action.

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How to self-care after a tragedy

Posted August 17, 2016 10:50 AM

When your community faces continuous discrimination and acts of violence, it affects you to your core. None of us are unaffected by oppression or above the collective trauma faced by communities of color. For help with processing the recent hate crimes, below are some useful resources on healing practices.

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Join the #SolidarityIs Twitter town hall on Thursday!

Posted August 17, 2016 10:21 AM
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Man kills neighbor who he called “Dirty Arab”

Posted August 16, 2016 11:03 AM
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Work with us as a TAKE ON HATE fellow!

Posted August 15, 2016 12:25 PM


NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellowship

TAKE ON HATE in metro Detroit


The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE—led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), an ACCESS institution—challenges hate and bigotry toward all, and addresses the growing discrimination and persistent misconception of Arab and Muslim Americans, including refugees. TAKE ON HATE aims to achieve meaningful social change not only through public education, media and coalition building, but also by providing a platform for all communities to speak up and inspire real change that challenges institutional discrimination and protects the rights of our communities. 

As a representative of TAKE ON HATE, your primary role as our fellow is to support the local TAKE ON HATE projects under the supervision of the Advocacy and Engagement Specialist. This fellowship offers a stipend of $3,500 over nine months, and opportunity for college credits. 

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Today, we launch #‎TakeOnHateWithYourVote. Let’s fight voter apathy!

Posted August 15, 2016 11:25 AM

Islamophobia, xenophobia and racism are not new phenomena. During this political season alone, we’ve seen negative campaigning based on tactics that are anti-immigrant, -refugee, -Arab and -Muslim, and otherwise racist rhetoric that spreads hate. This is not the time to be apathetic. We are at risk of losing our rights, our voice and our sense of community. This is the time to #TakeOnHateWithYourVote and become advocates for change. 

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Filming for a #‎TAKEONHATE & The Headwrap Expo collaboration!

Posted August 15, 2016 10:59 AM
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At Race Identity Series Part 4, we learned all about colorism

Posted August 15, 2016 10:54 AM

With the goal of providing a healing and forward-looking space, this workshop explored the powerful ways in which colorism has affected communities of color and looked to ways in which we can heal from the psychological harm.

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We cannot ignore the sacrifices of our Arab, Muslim American soldiers

Posted August 08, 2016 10:34 AM
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