Photo credit: Brian O’Mahoney for the Pioneer Press
When antisemitic propaganda was distributed in Niles, Park Ridge, and Glenview, Niles Coalition partnered with Action Ridge and Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton on the United Against Hate campaign.
In May, we marched near Jonquil Terrace Park, where many of the antisemitic flyers were distributed across our lawns, and took back our streets. About 100 hundred people showed up to march, chant, and learn. In addition to passionate speeches from organizers Liz Lynch and Nan Parsons, and community member Kim Schaefer, we heard from District 219 Board Member Jill Manrique, State Senator Ram Villivalam, and Cook County Commissioner Britton. We asked participants to display the Neighbors United Against Hate sign in the windows of their homes and businesses and hand them out to their neighbors.
Here is how you can take action:
- Print out the Neighbors United Against Hate sign and display it in your window (download below).
- Actively seek to learn from those with lived experiences that are different from yours.
- Challenge hateful acts when you see or hear them.
- Support community-led efforts towards social justice. There is local work being done by many student-led groups, as well as Niles Coalition, Action Ridge, Vision Morton Grove, Northwest Side Coalition Against Racism and Hate, Skokie Schools Equity Collaborative, the Abolition Coalition of Skokie
Niles Coalition’s statement on White Supremacy: