Hate Free Zone People's Assembly, Jackson Heights, Queens, May 7, 2017.


What is a Hate-Free Zone?

A Hate-Free Zone enables our humanity, our inherent kindness and compassion for each other, to shine. A Hate-Free Zone is built by our communities, for our communities. In a Hate-Free Zone, we look out for one another. We love and protect each other. We do not let each other be targeted or separated by hateful policies and practices. In particular, we move to protect those of us at the frontline of these attacks: our undocumented folks, workers, immigrants, women, and our Muslim, Black, LGBTQ, and young folks. We organize to defend our communities from workplace raids, deportations, mass criminalization, violence, and systemic violation of our rights and dignity.

A Hate-Free Zone does not happen without strong alliances with those that recognize they benefit from certain privilege (for example, economic privilege, race, US citizenship, gender, etc.). HFZ Allies (including individual community members, local businesses, faith institutions, and elected officials) take up meaningful work within the campaign, following the lead of members of the frontline communities. There are many ways Allies can be involved, including: providing event logistical support; conducting street outreach; skill sharing; fundraising; and developing and facilitating workshops.

Core Partner Organizational Members:

  • Damayan Migrant Workers Association
  • DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving (Anchor Organization)
  • GAP - Global Action Project
  • IMI-Corona - Immigrant Movement International
  • JFREJ - Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
  • Justice Committee
  • NICE - New Immigrant Community Empowerment
  • QNU - Queens Neighborhoods United
  • Ugnayan Youth for Justice & Social Change