Activities and Operational Information
PROUD (People Reaching Out Uniting
Diversity) is a non-profit organization whose mission is
to eliminate hate crimes. This is done by changing
public attitudes, educating elected officials and
expanding legal rights.
Hate crimes exist. They happen every day around the
world from the largest city of the smallest town for the
thousands of reported hate crimes every year, many more
go unreported. Many perpetrators of hate are repeat
offenders, and tend to attack in groups. PROUD is
documenting when and where these attacks are occurring
so real changes can be made. PROUD’s website (http://www.walkproud.org)
creates a safe forum for victims to tell their story and
receive help. In healing the wounds, the victims learn
that they are not alone, and are not powerless. They are
diverted from falling into a trap of self-destruction.
This also helps to prevent future crimes, by connecting
cases within an area
together and creating a library of incidents.
Work to prevent hate crimes through education and
a) work to enforce and strengthen hate
b) create awareness through publicity and local signage.
c) establish “court watches” to assure punishment of
hate crimes perpetrators
d) create and place media campaigns to create awareness
e) establish basic self-defense courses.
Provide direct aid to hate crimes
a) establish a “one-stop” where victims
will receive all the aid required for recovery from the
b) such aid includes counseling by certified counseling,
medical help as required and financial support for
victims who cannot pay for the help they need, legal
assistance to assure punishment for perpetrator, and
help with house hold expenses until the victim is
re-established in the community.
Model and effective agency that provides
effective relief for hate crime victims. Make this model
available to other organizations who wish to follow our
The victim is our primary concern and we want him / her
to receive help and we can heal the wounds and prevent
future attacks. So take this to heart that “walking
proud” is more than just a phrase…it is a positive peace