The Third Avenue Business Improvement District in partnership with 21 business improvement districts throughout New York City and the New York City Commission on Human Rights is humbled to kick-off the Hate Has No Business Here Campaign. The campaign, being rolled out during the 1 Bronx Festival and in coordination with the celebration of American independence has a simple message: to inspire a conversation to combat narratives that purport racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny, especially as they impact our City’s small business community.
The roll out of this campaign during the 1 Bronx Festival is fitting, as the Festival promotes inclusion, community, and dialogue and works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing events that inspire, educate, and celebrate our diverse Bronx community.
As part of the campaign, the Third Avenue Business Improvement District is providing free cultural competency workshops to merchants, property owners, and community leaders throughout 2017-2018. The campaign logo features an American flag with a heart replacing the stars, designed to express the idea that love, kindness and acceptance are patriotic.