The Belonging Pledge

We all cherish the feeling of belonging—being part of a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community. It warrants our collective time, energy, and commitment.

Hate divides us when we discriminate against members of our community. A community-wide, collective response is necessary to eliminate and prevent hate and all forms of racism, discrimination, and oppression. We all have a role to play, as individuals, organizations, faith groups, institutions, and leaders.

This “Belonging Pledge” is a commitment to:

  • be part of a movement for change,
  • take a stand against hate in all its forms, and
  • take action to nurture an inclusive Hamilton.

Learn about what this means in the Anti-Hate Toolkit.

Signatories to the Belonging Pledge hold themselves accountable to taking action that makes the most sense to their own situation. Learn more about accountability and the Belonging Pledge.

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Are you signing the Belonging Pledge as an individual or on behalf of an organization?

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Learn more about the purpose of the Belonging Pledge by reading the introduction to the Anti-Hate Toolkit or Hamilton’s Community Response to Hate (PDF), the 2022 report released by No Hate in the Hammer.

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