FAQ

Where can I buy a sign/poster/bumper sticker?

We have made the artwork & translations FREE to use (with conditions). There are two options for obtaining a sign:  1) You can download the artwork and have it printed at a local printer, 2) You can check out our map to see if any groups are printing and distributing in your area.

How do I download the artwork to make a sign or bumper sticker?

The project offers free downloads of posters and yard signs with a copyright protected graphic and message.  If you’d like to begin a project in your own community, read on for more information about that.

Can someone ship a sign to me?

Unfortunately, not at this time. We don’t have the resources to ship signs or stickers.

Why do you encourage communities to print signs vs. selling from Chicago?

We made this decision as a group when we realized that working together in our neighborhood and meeting each other during sign distribution was as important or more so than producing these signs. Creating dialogue and new local relationships is really what makes this effort meaningful and lasting beyond the signs. Other communities that have decided to participate in this way have echoed these sentiments.

My group/neighborhood wants to print & distribute signs…what now?

Yes! We have some ideas for you here. Please let us know if you are doing this so we can get you on the HHNHH Map and amplify your efforts in social media. If you wish to develop a larger-scale project and/or cannot print yourself, you may wish to consider using a fundraising function to cover costs of printing and distribution to individuals/groups who cannot afford that (schools, for example). Our terms of use allow fundraising for the purpose of print and distribution only.

The project does not permit use of the artwork or message for additional fundraising to benefit for-profit, not-for-profit, political or religious organizations.

Can the design be modified to include additional artwork or other backgrounds?

No. In order to maintain the integrity of the original design, we do not permit alteration in color, design, or attribution. The only modification permitted is the addition or replacement of language for another which may be more common in a given community.

Why red and blue?

The background colors were designed to loosely mimic the colors of the American flag, as the message is intended to cross all lines of distinction to bring us together under our American identity. Keeping the artwork to two colors also reduces printing costs.

Is this sign associated with a specific political party and/or a critique directed at the current administration?

No. This sign is a public declaration that hate speech and hateful actions against others will not be tolerated by the person or organization displaying the sign. In that, it is non-partisan. This sign is a statement that, while it is okay to disagree with others civilly regarding issues, it is not okay to intimidate or attack a person or group—verbally or physically—based on attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, religion, race, disability, political party, or sexual orientation. The colors of the sign—red, white, and blue—are the colors of the American flag, not any political party.

How do you decide what languages to provide?

We have been able to have this message translated into 30 requested languages and verified by professional translators. We chose the languages based on the frequency of requests for a specific language and the availability of a dependable resource for translation.

How can I get more involved?

Please “like” our Facebook page , follow our Twitter account and Instagram account and share your story. If you wish to join a local project find the closest ones to you here  or start your own! (See more here)

What is Hate Has No Home Here about?

Established November, 2016, in  the North Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL, Hate Has No Home Here is an all-volunteer, neighborhood-based movement that seeks to counter hate and intolerance through positive messaging and community-building practices. The project offers free downloads of posters and yard signs with a copyright protected graphic and message. The project operates under the umbrella of the Hollywood-North Park Community Association, is managed by a core group of seven neighbors, staffed with more than a dozen volunteers, and funded entirely by donations, raising more than $10,000 for the North Park project in less than 45 days. A fiscal agent, the North River Commission, has partnered with the group to manage accounts. Since its inception, the project has grown to include communities throughout the United States, and is spreading to homes and neighborhoods abroad.

Who’s behind it?

The project began in the North Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL with a group of neighbors unaffiliated with any political party or candidate, seeking to establish their community as a safe place for all who live or visit there. The community is anchored by a neighborhood school, Peterson Elementary, where more than 40 languages are spoken and the diverse student body reflects the cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial diversity of the neighborhood. Two Peterson Elementary School students devised the message and a graphic designer in the neighborhood developed the artwork.

What’s the point?

The Hate Has No Home Here movement is built around a simple idea: it’s easy to hate people we don’t know. Posters and yard signs are just the beginning. What starts as powerful, positive messaging continues in relationship-building, dialogue, and communal action. When neighbors of different races, religions, and nationalities move past indifference to investment in one another, we knock out the underpinnings of racism and intolerance, and make possible a better future for our communities.

Who Is Your Press Contact?

Please Call Carmen Rodriguez, 773.457.2495 or email HHNHHChicago@gmail.com with any press inquiries.