Reports of verbal assault and harassment are on the rise across the U.S., including Tucson. In response, the Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force has launched We Stand Together, a network to make Tucson a safe place for all.
We Stand Together was launched on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at YWCA’s Frances McClelland Community Center. Speakers at this event discussed what is happening in Tucson, how to intervene safely when you see someone being victimized and practical tips for responding effectively when your family or friends say things that are bigoted or prejudiced (even when they are just “joking”). Silence is no longer an option. We must speak out and stand up for each other.
This event was co-sponsored by: Southern Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force, YWCA, Jewish History Museum, Women’s Resource Center (UA) and Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.
Join the We Stand Together Network! When you join, you will receive a We Stand Together sticker to post in your window, along with instructions for what to do when someone seeks shelter from you. Your business, nonprofit organization, office or home can become a place of shelter for anyone experiencing harassment or verbal assault.
Together, we can make Tucson a safer place for everyone. Thank you for taking part in this effort!