Who is The Peace Project?
The Peace Project was founded in 2017 to combat disinformation and misunderstanding in the face of increasing hate and racism in the United States. We have since continued to expand our mission with new initiatives and directives, all centered around one mission: understanding and neutralizing hate.
“The Peace Project ends hatred through rigorous research, collaboration with influential leaders, and change-promoting communications aimed at the perpetrators, bystanders and victims of hateful speech and action.”
THE HATE-FREE INITATIVE
In 2020, with the lessons we had learned in pursuit of The Hate-Free Initiative, we launched the Uyghur Initiative to help the minority Uyghur population in Xinjiang China push back against what can only be called an ongoing genocide. This is the ultimate consequence of hatred unchecked. With enhanced knowledge about abusive use of technology, disinformation campaigns and the roots of oppressive minority policies, we are well equipped to be a partner for change as we work with Uyghur peoples and allies alike.
The BERLIN/BEIJING COALITION
2021 has seen The Peace Project further our goals as we are a key member of the Berlin/Beijing coalition. We are partnering with Campaign for Uyghurs, Jewish World Watch and Jewish Movement for Uyghur Freedom to use a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics as a platform for educating the public about propaganda and genocide. We engage world leaders to courageously stand up to the People’s Republic of China and hold them accountable for their Uyghur abuses while also ending their harsh treatment of the Uyghur people.
We continue to foster a world in which every human being enjoys the inherent right to peaceful freedom of conscience without oppression.