Join the Hate Has No Home Here movement by posting visible signs against hate at your home or business, contributing to Bellevue’s crowd-sourced video about how to create an inclusive community, and learning more about what to do if you see or experience hate. Learn more about how to get involved in the movement to ensure our communities are inclusive and welcoming.
Residents, businesses and local organizations are encouraged to join together in a visual message of strength and unity against hate in our communities by posting signs and stickers in yards and windows proclaiming that Hate Has No Home Here. The signs and stickers, produced by the City of Bellevue, say "Hate Has No Home Here" in multiple languages spoken in Bellevue. By accepting the signs and stickers, recipients pledge a commitment to reject discrimination and be part of the solution to ending hate in our communities. Through a partnership with the Bellevue Downtown Association, Hate Has No Home Here banners will adorn light poles in the downtown area through May.
- Residents - Yard/window signs will be available for pick up at no cost at the following locations and times (guidelines for placement):
- Bellevue Downtown Library, Tuesday-Wednesday 1-7:30 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Newport Way Library, Tuesday-Wednesday 1-7:30 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Other locations are to be added as they are confirmed so please check back.
- Businesses/organizations - Window stickers will be available for pick up at the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce April 6 and 8, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. You may also fill out a form to request a sticker be mailed to you.
The City of Bellevue invites community members to be part of a crowd-sourced community video message about what an inclusive community looks like to you. This document has all instructions and parameters to participate. The resulting videos will be posted to the city's website and YouTube channel, and may be used for other promotional purposes. See the first video below:
In addition, the City of Bellevue's virtual Cultural Conversations session in March, 2021 focused on storytellers sharing "Stories From the Heart" including experiences of insight and action shaped by the events of 2020 and hopes for 2021. In May, while recognizing Asian American Heritage Month, the Virtual Cultural Conversations session was about sharing your voice and supporting others to speak their truth.
During the March session, Bellevue student Emily Chang spoke about her experience with the model minority myth:
Upcoming topics and sessions for Cultural Conversations are posted to the program's dedicated web page.
Know what to do if you see or experience hate. The national nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice offers bystander intervention trainings and additional reporting mechanisms to track and deter all forms of hate in our communities.