Fighting Hate

The Brave Coalition stands with Denver’s Ellis Elementary community after a hate crime was committed there on April 9, 2019. Our organization was formed in response to a similar occurrence when swastikas were painted on the exterior of a neighborhood school in November 2017. We initially felt helpless in how to respond, how to explain the event to our children, and how to engage our community in fostering kindness, compassion, and respect for all persons. We came together, choosing hope and action, and have hosted events, workshops, and discussions to help our community to have “Brave Conversations” with the goal of combatting all types of hate and prejudice. Let us each commit to having such a conversation today about what we can do in our families, neighborhood, and the broader community so no one else has to face a similar event. And read: Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide.