New York State Unity Summit

New York State Unity Summit

In New York, diversity is our greatest strength. But too often, our neighbors are being discriminated against, harassed, or threatened with violence simply for being who they are. With the rise in hate incidents online, across the country, and across the world, Governor Hochul is committed to ensuring they do not take root here in New York State.

That’s why she brought together elected officials, community and religious leaders, and advocates for New York’s first Unity Summit on May 10, 2023. During the Summit, she announced an additional $25 million is available through the FY 2024 budget to support organizations serving communities at risk of hate crimes and vandalism.

State, local, and federal partners, community-based and faith leaders, and advocates shared policies, programs, and practices to build safer and stronger communities where hate has no place. Participants also presented their extensive efforts to address hate-motivated crimes, prevent the spread of violent extremism, and promote unity and reconciliation. Governor Hochul is committed to doing everything in her power to root out hate and keep New Yorkers safe.

Watch the New York State Unity Summit

Watch a recording of the New York State Unity Summit broken down by remarks, sessions and panel discussions. View the Summit agenda.

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The Hate Crimes Task Force was created in 2018 to prevent, investigate and monitor Hate Crimes and violations of Human Rights Law.

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Call: 1-888-392-3644 or Text "HATE" to 81336

Residents who have experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or discrimination are encouraged to call the toll-free hotline from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. open Monday-Friday. If you need to report a crime or fear your safety, call 911 immediately.