No Place for Hate®
The Anti-Defamation League is proud to continue its No Place For Hate® campaign in the Mountain States Region for a seventh year. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors -- The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and The David and Laura Merage Foundation -- this campaign continues to grow. Applications are now being accepted for 2013-2014. Thanks also to our supporters, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, Colorado Conflict Resolution Month, Greenberg Traurig, Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation, Mile High United Way, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, Vectra Bank, Wells Fargo and The Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation.
No Place for Hate® was developed to organize schools to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups. The campaign empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry. Every day we make choices. We can choose to let anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of bigotry go unchallenged and potentially escalate, or we can choose to confront the bias that we see in our workplaces, homes, schools, and communities. As our world becomes smaller and our schools and communities more diverse, it is more critical than ever to actively build bridges to cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect.
Fifty elementary, middle and high schools participated in the 2012-2013 No Place for Hate® Initiative in Colorado. ADL reached over 47,000 students throughout Colorado, as these schools worked to enhance an appreciation of diversity by promoting respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry. Here is a list of Colorado schools participating in 2012-2013.
Positive Impact! Tools for Respecting Differences. Check out two great ADL resources for making a Positive Impact! in your school. The Postive Impact! Tools for Respecting Differences Calendar (pdf) has many activity ideas and a glossary of religious and cultural observances. 101 Ways To Make a Positive Impact (pdf) includes ideas you can implement in your school, home, community or place of worship.
For more information and details of the campaign, take a look at the Steps for Becoming a No Place for Hate® School (pdf) or our Frequently Asked Questions (pdf).
Students from schools participating in the No Place for Hate® initiative are encouraged to enter the Calling All Allies creative expression contest! The Calling All Allies Contest is an opportunity for students to submit poetry, original artwork and essays that convey their experiences and feelings about name-calling and bullying. For details about the contest and how to enter, click here.
Forms for 2013-2014 No Place for Hate® Schools:
Intent/Renewal Form (pdf)
Coalition Form (pdf)
Resolution of Respect Form (pdf)
Activity Form (pdf)
Request for Training Form (pdf)
Designation Ceremony - Year End Assessment Form (pdf)
T-shirt Order Form (pdf)