Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, in coalition with Community Voices heard, is a co-founder of the Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone.
The Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone is a network of people, institutions, and businesses who have committed to stand with communities that are under attack. Not just a declaration, a Hate Free Zone is the practice of building a community defense system that will allow us to protect our communities from workplace raids, deportations, mass criminalization, violence, and systemic violation of our rights and dignity.
This network, modeled after the work of DRUM in New York City, will help connect and support the many efforts underway in the Hudson Valley right now.
In this period of uncertainty and attacks on many of our communities (immigrants, Black people, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ people, women, Latin@s, workers, youth, and many others), it is more critical than ever that those at risk in the coming months and years build a culture of solidarity and grow their commitment to love and protect each other.
To help build this network, the Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone has released two toolkits to help people organize against hate locally and build a stronger Hate Free Zone: the House Meetings Toolkit and the Institutional Recruitment Toolkit.
- Download the House Meetings Toolkit to learn how to have a meeting to get people you know to join the Hate Free Zone and commit to concrete steps to stand up to hate. And make sure to Register your House Meeting so we can help you make the meeting happen!
- Houses of worship, businesses, elected bodies, and community groups all have roles to play in advocating for justice! Download the Institutional Recruitment Toolkit to learn how to ask the institutions you’re connected with to join the Hate Free Zone and take concrete steps to stand up to hate.
To pledge to support the Hate Free Zone, and to get updates, fill in the below form!