No Home For Hate

A Resource for Survivors, Allies, and Advocates

Thank you for visiting the non-profit Anti-Hate Action Center. If you are a victim or witness of a hate crime or incident, please file a secure report through:

Every report matters, even if you think it is not significant.

When reporting a hate crime or incident, you may remain anonymous and indicate if you’d like us to follow up with you to provide support.

What is the Anti-Hate Action Center?

The Anti-Hate Action Center is the only center in the Midwest that provides comprehensive services for people who have experienced a hate crime or incident. The Anti-Hate Action Center tracks and responds to hate incidents and crimes, provides comprehensive support services, and prevents further incidents through new solutions and educational resources, like bystander intervention trainings.

It is incumbent upon all of us to show hate it has no home in our communities. Be an ally by reporting hate crimes and incidents, safely intervening during a hate crime or incident, learning about social issues impacting AANHPI communities, and getting civically involved.

Empowering Through Education

When people are informed, they are empowered to make a difference. Anti-Hate Action Center staff regularly educates public and private partners about anti-Asian hate, its prevalence, and the importance of reporting hate crimes and incidents.

Anti-Hate Action Center staff hosts educational sessions and workshops at schools, universities, corporations, and virtual settings, and attends numerous public events to spread awareness of the center and distribute informational materials to raise awareness about hate crimes and incidents. In late 2022, the Anti-Hate Action Center began offering parent-focused workshops through local public school districts.

If your organization, group, school, or business is interested in partnering with the Anti-Hate Action Center on educational sessions and workshops or other programming, please contact Abbey Eusebio, the Anti-Hate Action Center Manager, at

Tracking Hate’s Spread

The Anti-Hate Action Center is not simply reactive. With each incident addressed, the center is also building a database of incidents showing where hate is prevalent, how it is exhibited, and who is victimized.

Because the center tracks hate incidents in addition to hate crimes, it fills in massive gaps in other data sources. For example, the FBI does not collect data about hate incidents and relies on voluntary hate crime reporting from almost 19,000 separate law enforcement agencies. In 2021, fewer than 12,000 agencies chose to report these statistics, breaking down the understanding of hate in our communities.

Cultural mistrust of government institutions, language barriers, and a lack of education also obscures the true scope of hate locally. The Chicago Police Department reported just 14 anti-Asian hate crimes in 2022, but we know this number is vastly higher, especially when combined with hate incidents.

It Takes All of Us

With your support, the Anti-Hate Action Center will resolve these challenges while supporting anyone who is impacted by hate in the Midwest. Contact Abbey Eusebio, the Anti-Hate Action Center Manager, at or 312-725-5224 to get involved. If you are in immediate danger, CALL 911.

How You Can Become an Ally Against Hate

Now, it is more important than ever to be an ally, but what does being an ally mean?

Educate Yourself, Educate Others, and Stay Informed

The STAATUS Index found that one-third of Americans are unaware of rising anti-AANHPI hate or believe that anti-Asian hate has subsided. This is simply untrue, and an example of why it’s important to stay informed.

To better understand these challenges that AANHPI communities have, we must read, listen, watch, and understand the successes, struggles, and histories of these communities. To learn more we recommend you conduct your own research online, visit local cultural centers and museums, and read literature and news articles about AANHPI history. Equipped with this knowledge, use your status and platform to inform peers, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Part of being a strong ally not only means educating yourself but also others.

Leverage Your Status and Platform, Get Involved, and Take Action

Education is an important aspect of being an ally, but syncing up words with action is critical to becoming an impactful ally. You can be an actionable ally by:

    • Getting politically involved by finding and supporting local officials and candidates who are aware of and implementing solutions for AANHPI issues and demanding action from those who are not supporting AANHPI communities.
    • Attend rallies and community events to learn more about current issues and show your support for AANHPI communities.
    • Stand up against hate in all of its forms. If you hear harmful or hateful rhetoric, politely interject and correct the statement. While subtle, stopping the spread and usage of hateful rhetoric can slowly shift the narrative into a productive direction.
    • If you see a hate incident or crime in progress, safely intervene as a bystander by practicing the five D’s of bystander intervention:
      • Distract – Take an indirect approach by drawing attention away from the victim. Starting a conversation with the victim is a great method.
      • Delegate – Get help. Try and find an authority nearby to take care of the situation.
      • Delay – Once safe, check-in with the victim. Ask if they’re okay and if they want help getting support.
      • Direct – After confirming your own security, speak up. Confront the aggressor and tell them to leave.
      • Document – Record a video of what’s happening from a safe distance. Make sure to get signs or landmarks in the footage to easily determine the location.

Why Report a Hate Crime or Incident?

There are many reasons to report hate crimes and hate incidents, and a victim or a witness should always report these occurrences. Reporting a hate crime or hate incident is one of the most critical actions a victim or witness can take. Greater and more accurate reporting will help:

    • Increase awareness of this terrifying problem
    • Encourage action to provide better solutions to address hate and support victims
    • Identify where targeted solutions need to be implemented
    • Provide data to policymakers to encourage change
    • Track crimes and incidents as hate crimes and hate incidents
    • Help a victim or witness access support resources
    • Hold offenders accountable for their actions
    • Show that hate has no home in our country

Reporting a hate crime or hate incident can be very difficult. The trauma of the attack can cause significant fear, anxiety, depression, embarrassment, and other negative feelings and reactions that may discourage victims or witnesses from reporting attacks. The Anti-Hate Action Center is here to support you throughout the process; you are not alone.

Report a hate crime or incident through our secure online report form here:

What is a Hate Crime or Hate Incident?

It is important to know how to identify hate crimes and incidents to better understand how hate is spreading and impacting our communities.

Hate Crimes

Hate crimes are when someone commits a crime against another person due to one or more of the victim’s traits, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or immigration status. Hate crimes may include, but are not limited to:

    • Assault
    • Battery
    • Stalking
    • Intimidation
    • Criminal damage to property

EXAMPLE 1: Someone attacks a person of Chinese descent, accusing them of “bringing the China Virus here.”

EXAMPLE 2: A group of people spray-paint anti-Semitic graffiti on a synagogue.

Hate Incidents

Hate incidents occur when someone is a victim of hate, but the hateful activity does not contain any criminal conduct such as violence, property damage, or threats.

While not criminal acts, hate incidents can be extremely traumatic for the victims, and victims may have more difficulty finding support than if they were victims of a hate crime.

EXAMPLE 1: Someone tells an Asian American family to “go back to their country.”

EXAMPLE 2: Someone calls a Black person a racial slur at the grocery store.

The Anti-Hate Action Center is the only center in the Midwest that provides comprehensive services for people who have experienced a hate crime or incident. The Anti-Hate Action Center tracks and responds to hate incidents and crimes, provides comprehensive support services, and prevents further incidents through new solutions and educational resources, like bystander intervention trainings.

The Anti-Hate Action Center is powered by the Chinese American Service League (CASL).