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No Place for Hate is a national program that began in 2001 as an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League. It provides a flexible framework to schools, communities, and other organizations with an aim to eliminate hatred and promote positive methods for navigating differences such as race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In our region, the free program exists in more than 220 schools, communities and community organizations like the YMCA, and includes access to resource materials, youth leadership conferences and the Walk Against Hate. Participating organizations are required to complete three projects every year to keep the momentum of the message going. These projects can be tailored to the budgetary needs of each group, and past projects have included Mix-It-Up At Lunch Day, No Place for Hate murals and diversity-themed book corners, as well as guest speakers. The ongoing nature of this initiative ensures that the value of difference is reinforced over time for its participants, engendering a truly lasting change in the way people think about “other.”