Hey everyone, last night Brenden and I attended a Stop the Hate session. In this session we dived into the different levels of bias and hates crimes with use of the pyramid of hate worksheet. This sheet lays out the different ranking of hate and why it is important to address bias and hate at the bottom of the pyramid. In this way it can be prevented from climbing up the ranks into more serious issues.
We also when through a combat hate action planning activity. During this activity we were paired up and asked to think about what we personally could do in the prevention of bias and hate. We also went through what different groups on campus can do to prevent it and what the campus as a whole can do. As a large group we shared out many ideas of how bias and hate can be stopped within out campus.
The last thing that we covered during the Stop the Hate session is going through ten ways to stop the hate. These ranged from assisting victims of hate to changing bias and hate crime policy and protocols. Each prevention technique when into greater detail in describing what could be done. In the end of the day if there is one thing to get out of these sessions to remember is, “if you see something, say something”.
-Brian & Brenden