No Place for Hate (NPFH) is a holistic, school-wide co-curricular equity team strategy from the Anti-Defamation League that has been in use in schools for almost four decades. No Place for Hate involves Discovery students, families, and the community to build cultural competency. The strategy is a collaboration between students, teachers, and experts intended to help people in schools and communities understand bias and combat its negative effects. Through thoughtful and appropriate programs of study and discussion, No Place for Hate recognizes the value of diversity in a pluralistic, democratic society, and develops strategies for all stakeholders to communicate effectively across our unique differences. The strategy explicitly examines the relationships between individual biases and systematic oppression, including the impact of intersecting oppressions. The aim of the strategy is to help create a more equitable and just society.
In June 2021, Discovery was named an official “No Place for Hate” school for the 2020-2021 school year.
Learn more about the No Place for Hate strategy online at https://www.noplaceforhate.org.
Learn more about No Place for Hate in Arlington Public Schools at https://www.apsva.us/diversity-equity-inclusion/no-place-for-hate.
The No Place for Hate Pledge
- I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly.
- I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone – even if they are not like me.
- If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher.
- Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy in school.
- I want our place to be no place for hate.
The following pledge posters are available from the ADL, describing the No Place for Hate pledge for elementary age students. These PDFs are downloadable, and have been optimized and checked for accessibility by Discovery Elementary School using Adobe’s PDF accessibility check protocols.
The following letters are available from APS, describing the No Place for Hate initiative in Arlington Public Schools. These PDFs are downloadable, have been translated by Arlington Public Schools, and have been optimized and checked for accessibility by Discovery Elementary School using Adobe’s PDF accessibility check protocols.
Keith David Reeves
NPFH Lead Teacher
Laura Sawyer Dhokai
NPFH Lead Parent Partner