NYC Responds to Hateful Ads in the Subway: Let's buy our own ads!

(You know, the ones using images of 9/11 to try to make us hate our Muslim neighbors.) Don't Let Hate Get the Last Word—Join New Yorkers to Run Response Ads!
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Talk Back To Hate .org
Community
New York, New York
United States
3 Team Members

Thank you so much!

To everyone who contributed and shared the campaign, thank you!

We spent about $7,500 on the first ten ads. You can see photos and a map of locations at our site.

Keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter for news on our plans for the rest of the funds.

You can also chip in through Paypal and get the same perks listed here.

[Note: you do not  need a PayPal account to donate through PayPal. You can use any credit card. Click "Donate", then look for the "Don't have a Paypal account?" section at the bottom left of the page.]

Questions? Tweet to @talkbacktohate.

 

Poster #1 is now live!

Check out the map at TalkBackToHate.org. 

Map of TalkBackToHate.org Ads

 

 

About the campaign:

Have you seen these subway station ads?

9/11 exploited for hateful anti-muslim ads
 
These ads attack our most basic communal values: they try to exploit the city’s grief and anger over 9/11, and they demonize and intimidate members of a particular religious group. 
 
That's not how we roll. Everyone has a right to feel at home in this city, and that includes our Muslim neighbors.

Don't let hate get the last word.

If you chip in

We'll buy our own ads—

and run them in as many stations as we can.

In just two weeks, we raised $7,500, to get started with ads in ten subway stations. We've gotten great press to amplify our voices, so the whole world will hear our response. 

 

Official design for the first poster! 

Official design for TalkBackToHate.org Poster #1. Running in NYC, February 18.

 

How can you be a part of it? 

We need your help to pay for the ads. You can also contribute your message to the campaign. See the perks on the right-hand sidebar.

Other ways to help: Even if you can't pitch in, you can help spread the word by telling your friends, family, and anyone else you know!

Join Us Online: You can Follow @TalkBackToHate on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.

If you're really serious, you can print this page and hand it out on the subway if you want! But please don't litter :)

 

What will it take?

Just $7,500 will get us started with ads in 10 stations. Here are the costs including IndieGogo and Paypal fees:

Budget

 

This is a "Flexible Funding" campaign, which means that as soon as we have enough money to print the ads, we can have them produced and sent to the MTA. We'll post the receipts and invoices for all campaign-related costs on the "Transparency" section at TalkBackToHate.org, which will launch in the coming weeks. 

After another $500 to cover project costs (poster perks, domains and hosting for TalkBacktoHate.org, and buying equipment needed to create the video), each additional $6,500 will pay for another ten ads—so keep it up, and share this with everyone you know! 

If we're between funding milestones when the campaign ends—i.e., we raised $13,400 and were able to run the first ten ads, but we're $600 short of running the next ten—we'll raise enough via PayPal to put us over the top. If there's any leftover money, we'll set up a vote that lets donors choose an NYC-based charity to receive the money. 

 

Wait, who's behind this response campaign?

You are. The campaign is being run by regular New Yorkers. We're not connected to any political, religious, or nonprofit group. Anyone can join us.

No, seriously, who set this up? OK, from the guy who created the IndieGogo page and the video: My name is Akiva Freidlin and I'm a thirty-year-old white guy who lives in Manhattan. I'm also the grandchild of Holocaust survivors who came to the United States looking for freedom, tolerance, and prosperityand found it in New York. 

The New Yorkers I know are proud to share this city with neighbors of all cultures, nations, and religions, and we reject hateful attacks that target Muslims or anyone else—so I asked my friends to help me put together this campaign.  (I happen to work at a nonprofit, but this effort is completely independent from any organization, and any views expressed are mine alone.)

Want to ask me a question? You can reach me on Twitter via @akivaf, but please follow @TalkBackToHate for campaign-related news and tweets.

 

 

Creative Commons Music Credit: "Whispering Through", by (Asura) / CC BY 3.0

 

Find This Campaign On
$11,251USD
raised by 244 people in 2 months
150% funded
No time left
$7,500 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on March 20, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Talk Back!

    We’ll include your name on a digital version of the poster at TalkBackToHate.org. (If there’s room, we’ll thank you on the next subway ad, too.) — PLUS — You’ll have a chance to vote on the message for the next round of posters. — NOTE: We’ll send you an email with voting info, and to ask how you want to be listed. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

    42 claimed
  • $25USD
    Speak Up!

    Everything above — PLUS — we’ll reserve a spot for your name and city on our next round of subway posters, and on the digital version at TalkBackToHate.org — AND — you can submit a brief response to the hateful ads, which might be featured on the posters or online. — NOTE: We’ll email you to ask for your message idea, and to find out how you want to be listed. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

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  • $50USD
    Louder, Now...

    Everything from the previous level — PLUS — We’ll put your name and neighborhood in bold on the next round of subway ads. — NOTE: We’ll email you to ask for your message idea, and to find out how you want to be listed. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

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  • $100USD
    Raise Your Voice!

    Everything from the previous level — PLUS — You’ll receive a special thank-you card: a scaled reproduction of the poster, with your name and neighborhood in bold. — NOTE: We’ll email you to ask for your message idea, and to find out how you want to be listed. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

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  • $500USD
    Amplify Our Message

    Everything from the previous level — PLUS — your thank-you card will be a real, life-sized, production-quality poster from the subway campaign, with your name and neighborhood in bold. — NOTE: We’ll email you to ask for your message idea, and to find out how you want to be listed. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

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  • $1,000USD
    Be Our Megaphone!

    Everything from the previous level — PLUS — when the campaign site goes live at TalkBackToHate.org, we’ll add a special “thank-you” to the digital poster. — NOTE: We’ll email you to ask for your message idea, and to find out how you want to be listed. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

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