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The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) launched the Anti-Hate National Network to coordinate a diverse set of organizations working on combating anti-AAPI hate.  In response to the ubiquitous need for anti-hate action, CASL was selected by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) to operate an Anti-Hate Action Center in Chicago.  Our Anti-Hate Action Center aims to build the infrastructure needed to track and respond to hate incidents, protect AAPI communities, and ultimately prevent further incidents from occurring.  From a trauma-informed care approach, the Anti-Hate Action Center works to ensure that survivors of hate have access to comprehensive services such as mental health support and legal consultations.

Abbey Eusebio

Anti-Hate Action Center Manager

Abbey focuses on implementing the goals and objectives of the Anti-Hate Center, which include protection, response, prevention, and tracking of hate crimes. She is working to ensure that victims of hate have access to comprehensive services, such as mental health support, and she leads CASL’s efforts in partnering with the community to fight back against injustice.

What is a Hate Crime?
Hate + Crime = Hate Crime

The Illinois Hate Crimes Act establishes criminal and civil liability for a (1) a specific group of crimes that is (2) committed due to a bias or prejudice against someone’s perceived or actual race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or national origin. This specific group of crimes includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • Assault
    • Battery
    • Criminal Damage to Property
    • Criminal Trespass
    • Cyberstalking
    • Intimidation
    • Misdemeanor Theft
    • Disorderly Conduct
    • Intimidation by physical harm/confinement
    • Stalking

For the actual and complete statute, refer to the Illinois Hate Crimes Act, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.1.