In the face of spreading hate violence and cruelty, we must move beyond silence to action. The Revolutionary Love Project has compiled a list of resources and organizations working to educate people about how respond when others are targeted. Please read and share widely.

“What’s worse than being targeted with harassment because of your race, sex, religion, color, gender, size, orientation, disability, age, or origin? Being targeted while surrounded by bystanders who see what is happening, but then do nothing.” – Hollaback


Hollaback is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. They help people to be vigilant and aware of what harassment, bias incidents, and hate violence look like in order to be able to stand up and intervene at a time when people need it most.

American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. In partnership with Standing Up for Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter, Jewish Voices for Peace and others, they have created a 4-minute video with 6 tips on how to respond when you see violence and aggression.

  1. Be more than a bystander,
  2. Document the incident
  3. Support the victim by sticking around
  4. Avoid the police
  5. Call out the everyday culture of white supremacy
  6. Organize and protest for justice.


Maeril (@itsmaeril) is an artist working with Middle Eastern Feminist. Her graphic on responding to Islamophobia can be applied to a broad range of bystander situations.