Founded in 1914, Association of College Unions International (ACUI) is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.
The Criminal Justice Training Center at Napa Valley College is one of 39 police academies certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. The academy is located on the campus of Napa Valley College and serves as the west coast headquarters of Stop the Hate! Napa Valley College has been a leader in promoting inclusivity and in the prevention of hate crimes throughout the greater community.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups. Located in Montgomery, Alabama – the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement – the Southern Poverty Law Center was founded by Morris Dees and Joe Levin, two local lawyers who shared a commitment to racial equality. Its first president was civil rights activist Julian Bond.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story. The Foundation focuses on three primary areas: erasing hate in our society, putting GLBT youth first and ensuring equality for all GLBT Americans.
The Wilbron Institute is a think tank committed to making colleges more responsive to hate and bias activity. Whether it’s providing lectures or strategic counsel, our solutions have the ability to strengthen campus policies and the messages sent by administrative leaders, and place campuses on track to truly becoming a community that promotes inclusion.