Our Mission

We Are Many – United Against Hate (WAM-UAH) brings together people from diverse backgrounds to promote mutual respect and understanding and to stand up against hate, violence, prejudice and inequality.

WAM-UAH seeks to advance this mission as a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of diverse people – e.g., urban and rural, spiritual, and secular – who are united in seeking equal treatment for all, and speaking out against hate, bigotry, and racism. We seek to enlighten and empower people – especially our youth – through forums and other gatherings and activities that focus on teaching forgiveness and promoting peace. 

Our Beliefs/Values

  • Compassion and empathy
  • Respect and appreciation for differences
  • Open conversation/dialogue
  • Unity over uniformity
  • Peaceful/non-violent engagement to resolve conflicts

Our Key Messages

  • We seek a nation and world without divisions, where all people are free to live, work, and pursue happiness as they choose.
  • We believe that unity – embracing people regardless of racial/ethnic/national background, cultures, religion/spiritual beliefs, social/political viewpoints, gender identity, socioeconomic status – makes America and our world stronger, safer, and better for everyone.
  • We need to come together now, as a village, and speak with one collective voice in opposition to hate, violence, bigotry in all places and forms.
  • We seek to engage with and understand those whose backgrounds and viewpoints create conflict and, together, seek to resolve these.
  • We recognize and honor America as a nation of indigenous people and immigrants from all over the world.
  • We recognize that people are not born with hate, but are taught to hate, and our mission is to teach them how to love, respect, and appreciate others.

Our Vision

  • Promote the development and implementation of initiatives to foster Unity in school/colleges, public agencies and institutions, and businesses.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and former members of hate groups to develop and implement fact-based educational programs and training, especially for law enforcement, current and former members of hate groups, media, students and the general community. 
  • Collaborate with a range of partners, including educators, community organizations and media outlets, to develop and host school and other public forums to examine and address issues of hate, violence and bigotry.
  • Seek to further bridge cultural, social, political, and other differences within society by creating special targeted initiatives.