The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has partnered with the US Department of State on Hours Against Hate, a virtual campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, race, tradition, class, sexual orientation and gender. It started as a Facebook page with a simple goal: to urge young people from around the globe to pledge a total of 2011 hours of their time to help end hate.
It is a call to action to pledge a single hour of your time to help end hate. Pledge in support of those who don’t look like you, pray like you, love like you or live like you.
The initiative was launched by former Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith and former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria on February 17, 2011.
After leaving the Department of State in the fall of 2012, Hannah Rosenthal became the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The Federation developed the official Hours Against Hate website site through its Jewish Community Relations Council to bring greater awareness to the Hours Against Hate initiative.We are asking the next generation to work together to build a stronger, more tolerant world.
No one group can do it alone, so pledge an hour now.