Hate Has No Home Here

Hate Has No Home in Weston

The Hate Has No Home Here movement is built around a simple idea: it’s easy to hate people we don’t know. Posters and yard signs are just the beginning. What starts as powerful, positive messaging continues in relationship-building, dialogue, and communal action. When neighbors of different races, religions, and nationalities move past indifference to investment in one another, we knock out the underpinnings of racism and intolerance and make possible a better future for our communities.

Get Your Own Lawn Sign!

First Parish is happy to serve as a distribution center for Hate Has No Home Here ; our lawn signs include English, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, & Spanish.

These are FREE and available to ALL!

* You DO NOT have to be a member of First Parish, participate in worship or events, or donate money to receive a sign. *

To request a lawn sign, contact the main office at Info@FirstParishWeston.org. If you are picking up a sign at First Parish, our office hours are typically Monday through Friday 9:30 to 5:00 pm; if you let us know in advance, we can arrange to have your signs available outside those times, and (of course!) on Sundays.

Request a Sign!

We welcome donations to help defray the cost of production and to help ensure that everyone who wants a sign can get one regardless of their financial situation. The suggested donation is $10.00 per sign. Information about how to donate to First Parish can be found on the Giving & Stewardship page of the website, or you can donate with a credit/debit card using PayPal. 100% of all donations go toward creating the signs.

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the “Hate Has No Home Here” Backstory

Hate Has No Home Here was established in 2016 and is an “all-volunteer, neighborhood-based movement that seeks to counter hate and intolerance through positive messaging and community-building practices.”

The project began in the North Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL with a group of neighbors unaffiliated with any political party or candidate, seeking to establish their community as a safe place for all who live or visit there. The community is anchored by a neighborhood school, where more than 40 languages are spoken and the diverse student body reflects the cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial diversity of the neighborhood.

About the Design

Two students (a 3rd grader and a kindergartener), devised the message and a graphic designer in the neighborhood developed the artwork. Red and blue were chosen as background colors to loosely mimic the colors of the American flag, as the message is intended to cross all lines of distinction to bring us together.

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Fighting Hate & Learning to Be an Ally

The work to be done becoming more self-aware and being a better ally to others falls on all of us. There are plenty of excellent online resources to get more information on this. Here are some of them: