How Does #USvsHate Work?
#USvsHate can start with as little as two class periods. Educators teach a lesson of choice (ideally, a short series) from a national group of partner organizations, and spark classroom dialogue against hate and for inclusion. (You don’t have to use the lessons on our website to enter our contest. You can draw from your own resources, too.)
Educators then invite students to create public anti-hate messages in any media for their school communities. Messages explicitly address, explore, and refuse racism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, or other “hate” forms. Then, teachers submit “best” work to our contests to further amplify student voices! (See below.)
Submitting to Our Contests
After students create public anti-hate messages in any media for their school communities, schools display messages via school walls, activities, or websites to shape school climate. Educators and students then submit chosen messages to #USvsHate for broader sharing. Twice a year, winning entries in our #USvsHate contests will be amplified nationally via our website and social media. A subset will be made into free posters and stickers for participating classrooms.