There are many resources available for individuals who are interested in combating hate and intolerance.  Some of these resources may be particularly helpful to individuals who have been targets of hate speech or victims of hate crimes.  Below is a list of agencies and resources that can be of assistance. The first entries identify organizations in Indiana.  Following that is a brief list of organizations with a national presence.  Finally, you will find a list of resources that might be particularly helpful to educators. If you have entries that you would like to add to this list, please contact Dr. Beth A. Messner at (Dept. of Communication Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306).

Resources in Indiana

Indiana Civil Liberties Union
Price Building
1031 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317.635.4059
Legal Concerns/Assistance:  317.635.4059, Ext. 224

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Indiana Government Center North
100 N. Senate Avenue, Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  317.232.2600 or 800.628.2909
FAX:  317.232.6580
TDD:  317.232.2639

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Victim Services
One N. Capitol Avenue, Suite 1000
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  317.232.1233 or 800.353.1484 FAX:  317.233.3912     

Indiana Equality for LGBT Hoosiers
2950 E. 55th Place
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone:   888.567.0750

Indiana Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities
150 W. Market Street, Suite 628
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.232.7770
FAX: 317.233.3712

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University at Bloomington                                
2853 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-2696
Phone:  812.855.6508
TTY: 812.855.9396
FAX:  812.855.9630                                                                                                          

Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services
4701 N. Keystone Ave., Suite 222
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone:  800.622.4845

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  317.636.9378

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
300 E. Fall Creek Parkway N. Dr.
P.O. Box 88676
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone:  317.925-5127

For services in Indianapolis and Southern Indiana:
Phone:  800.622.4845, Ext. 234

For services in Northern Indiana:
Phone:  800.622.4845, Ext. 236

"Reconciling the Past"
This resource provides insight into one Indiana city's struggle with race relations.

National Resources

Anti-Defamation League
823 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

The Carter Center
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30307-1498
Phone:  404.420.5100

Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone:  248.553.2400

The King Center
449 Auburn Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA
Phone:  404.526.8900

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St.
Memphis, TN  38103
Phone:  901.521.9699

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone:  202.633.1000

National Underground Railroad and Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone:  877.648.4838

Simon Wiesenthal Center
1399 South Roxbury
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone:  800 900.9036

Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL  36104
Phone:  334.956.8200
FAX:  334.956.8488

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, DC  20024
Phone:  202.314.1779

Resources for Educators

The Power of Words "The Power of Words"

Racism 50th Anniversary Brown v. Board of Education
Can Journalism Kill? The Case of Rwandan Hate Radio
PBS  “Sorting People”

Chronology of Holocaust (Timeline) and Holocaust Lesson Plans
* 36 Questions About the Holocaust

General Educational Tools
Teaching Tolerance
Erase the Hate
Educators for Social Responsibility
Bias Test


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