In 2022, we focused on continuing to deconstruct oppressive systems to transform the future. As backbone support, we provided the necessary infrastructure and leadership, critical components of collective impact, for our 64+ member Coalition, to address and find solutions to the complex issue of hate and bias in Houston. By building power and belonging, awareness, safer communities, and more, we are standing up to our mission to build a community where we all belong. Rooted in our vision of #JusticeOverEquity, we are keenly aware that advancing justice is not a one-year project – it is a multi-year commitment that will require sustained leadership and partnership with all communities.
The potential for change depends on a critical mass of people who are dissatisfied with how things are now; a vision of how things could be better; and that it’s worth working towards that vision. Change actually happens when that combination of factors is greater than the resistance to change. We applaud our courageous members who continue to show up and do the systems change work necessary to facilitate a cultural shift to create the just and equitable world we long to see.
Within these pages is a highlight reel from 2022 to provide a glimpse into some of the key events and signature programs in pursuit of our mission of acceptance and belonging.
Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) is a network of community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders who come together to reduce hate and encourage belonging.
One Kind Humankind
Strong people stand up for themselves, courageous people stand up for and with others.
WITHOUT YOU THERE IS NO US.
The Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) is a network of community-based organizations, institutions and leaders in Houston, TX that have come together to collectively address incidents of bias, hate, discrimination and violence against Houstonians because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and immigration status.
Generations of American Indians have been Native and connected to the stolen land now known as the Texas Gulf Coast. Among them are the Atakapa-Ishak, Karankawa, Mariame, and Akokisa tribes. We honor their elders, past and present, as well as the Indigenous people from many nations who live and work in this region today. May this acknowledgement be a humble first step in the undoing of Indigenous erasure, providing accurate historical context while serving as a reminder to current non-native inhabitants, as we strive toward peace, reconciliation, and justice.