The Mission: To build alliances across difference, counter hatred, and foster a culture of antiracism.
Our Values
Our values center around building a better common life together, even in the absence of common ground. That means we create safe spaces so all of us can show up whole. We live and learn together with care and compassion. We aim for inclusivity and practice empathy. Our mutual respect is apparent, even when we disagree, because we listen with patience, learn with gratitude and support others' dreams and aspirations. Leading with these values helps us build solidarity and contest systems of inequity. That creates lasting change. What we practice, we become.
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Meet Our Partners

Dr. Erroll Southers

The first negative interaction with the police at the age of ten, shaped the trajectory of Erroll Southers’ life and career. From that moment he knew he wanted to reform policing and change the relationship between the police and the black community from the inside out.

Southers joined the Santa Monica police department as a police officer, working gangs and other details for seven years. He was appointed to the FBI, working foreign counterintelligence, terrorism and as a member of the Bureau’s SWAT Team. He served Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Director in the California Office of Homeland Security, Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department (the nation’s largest airport police department). And finally he served as President Barack Obama’s first nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Transportation Security Administration.

Dr. Erroll G. Southers is now the Director of the Safe Communities Institute and Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, where he is also a Professor of the Practice in National & Homeland Security. With police reform at the top of mind, experts across the country are tapping Southers’ vast experience and expertise to create the change he has always sought at the local and national level - placing an emphasis on humanity above all else to restructure and rethink policing and safety.

Scholar Lab on Antisemitism
Under the auspices of USC Shoah Foundation, Scholar Labs convene scholars at all levels to engage in focused inquiry on topics, issues and wicked problems. Labs are designed to provide participants with opportunities to engage with peer scholars within and outside their disciplines to bring their expertise, their particular frames of reference and methodological approaches to bear on the scholarly inquiry of important issues of our time. Supported by Albert Tapper, the Inaugural Scholar Lab in Spring 2021 will focus on antisemitism.
Stronger than Hate Student Leadership Program
First online session October 16th – 17th, 2020. University student leaders in this program will develop leadership capacity and skills for developing testimony-based resources and strategies. Through exploration of testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, participants will learn to deploy testimonies of survivors from the Holocaust and other genocides as a tool to humanize the manifestations and impact of antisemitism and other forms of identity-based hate. Participants will create an actionable plan that advances equity, diversity and inclusion efforts in this dynamic, research-based, action-oriented program.
Religion of Sports Podcast: More Than A Game

Many of us experience sports much like religion: they give us a shared identity, a sense of community, and a common purpose. So what wisdom can we draw from the sports world to help us navigate the chaos and confusion — and also the awakening and transformation — happening today? Join host Varun Soni, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Southern California, in this limited-run series from Religion of Sports.

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