In reality, all people have been a perpetrator, target, and witness of an act of hate at some point in their lives. A HateBraker is someone who hits the brakes on this endless cycle of hatred. They are perpetrators, targets, and witnesses who have stopped the predictable cycle of hate-breeds-hate and have become leaders, healers, and heroes by seeing an act of hate as motivation to better the world. HateBrakers spotlights these individuals and the experiences of violence, bullying, racism, scapegoating, revenge, and other aggressive acts.
We help interrupt the hate-breeds-hate cycle by:
Spotlighting individuals who have experienced violence either as targets, witnesses, or perpetrators and then found the moral courage to become leaders and healers rather than haters themselves.
Gathering stories of moral courage from HateBrakers of all ages and ethnicities, put the right kind of heroes in front of others who can copycat a deed of courage rather than a deed of dread or shame.
Expanding the reach of these individuals both locally and globally through a solid program of original interviews.
Working with schools and community organizations locally and around the globe to develop advanced solutions through the usage of presentations, exhibits, educational materials, and publications about interrupting the cycle of hate and how people manage to transcend their personal traumas to heal others.
Close-Up Conversations are videos that spotlight individuals who have experienced violence either as victims, witnesses or perpetrators and then found the moral courage to become leaders and healers rather than haters themselves. We gather stores of moral courage from Hatebrakers of all ages and ethnicities and put these heroes in front of others, so that they can copycat a deed of courage rather than a deed of dread or shame.
Meet A Hero is our resource guide for educational institutions. This program will be available to educators for use in classroom settings for students to explore hatebraking through our videos and activities. With this program, HateBrakers over all goal is to prevent the next school shooting.
Social Bruises is seeking to end a cruel cycle of hatred amongst young women. This project aims to reach out to local schools, organizations, and after-school clubs in order to promote discussion and personal development amongst young women about crucial issues like: gossiping, dismissing, and body-shaming. Instead of demonizing women and past acts of hate, they strive to humanize perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. Social Bruises gives young women the opportunity to become HateBrakers by interviewing one another, recounting personal encounters with hatred, and exploring issues.
Our Annual Awards ceremony celebrates HateBraker Heroes, who have turned trauma into triumph in the mission to educate, lead, and heal individuals who have experienced an act of hate. We ask the community to engage in sharing their story with us and nominate Heroes in the community.