“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who prayed in our church, said that freedom rings. A silent bell represents unfinished work of freedom and equality. This bell, in this sacred and historic church, will be silent no more.” — Reginald F. Davis, Pastor of First Baptist Church
Against a contemporary backdrop of racial tension, Colonial Williamsburg will restore a church bell silent since segregation and let it ring for freedom for all of Black History Month. The National Network for Arab Americans (NNAAC) and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE will participate in this Let Freedom Ring Campaign.
NNAAC, a national consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations, is honored to support a campaign that brings issues of racism and civil rights to the forefront. NNAAC and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE have been invited to be a part of the first to ring the restored bell of the First Baptist Church on Feb. 1, 2016, and have vowed to take the challenge and spread the word.Read more
For the next couple of months, commuters in southeast Michigan will hear one message loud and clear: to be the difference by joining the movement to TAKE ON HATE.Read more
At his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said exactly what the American people need to hear in what has become a hostile political climate. He called on Americans to reject the targeting of people based solely on race or religion and clearly stated that vilifying Muslims, both abroad and citizens of the U.S., is un-American.Read more
In solidarity with Kevin Matthews—a man shot by a Dearborn police officer last month—and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE joined civil rights groups and more than 100 protesters in Dearborn, Mich. on Monday, Jan. 4 to demand justice.
Marching down Michigan Avenue, the peaceful crowd chanted “no justice, no peace” and held signs that read "We want justice for all," along with other messages from the National Action Network, which organized the protest.
"We don’t believe that justice will be achieved through closed doors and there are so many unanswered questions that have not been answered. We want to support the family and we want to support the community, which has been devastated by the killing," TAKE ON HATE Campaign Manager and former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib told the Detroit Free Press.Read more
The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE needs your support! Aasif Mandvi, actor and senior correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, is introducing his new web-series Halal in the Family, a sitcom parody about an all-American Muslim family.
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In light of the recent, media-centered, police killings of African Americans, the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS, hosted its first national conversation on Black and Arab solidarity on Dec. 18, 2014. People across the nation came together, in person and on social media, to take part in a discussion, themed “REAL TALK: Where is the Solidarity? From Ferguson to Your Town.”Read more
TAKE ON HATE presents a national conversation on solidarity: #WhereistheSolidarity. We are ready to engage in a courageous conversation. Are you?
Join the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. for REAL TALK: Where is the Solidarity? From Ferguson to Dearborn, a conversation to discuss Black and Arab solidarity with the community and field experts in light of recent events.Read more