A few week ago we wrote about two multilingual displays of openness and acceptance that deservedly received the coveted Lexplorers Seal of Lexcellence. Today we encountered a third sign to add to the collection of multilingual neighborliness. This latest sign proclaims “Hate Has No Home Here” in English, Urdu, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish:
The “Hate Has No Home Here” sign project began with a group of neighbors from North Park, a Chicago neighborhood characterized by its diversity of age, race, nationality and ethnicity. Many ties bind the residents of North Park to one another; the most notable is the neighborhood school, Peterson Elementary School, where the student body mimics the demographics of the neighborhood and where educators and families are committed to celebrating diversity. The phrase used in this poster was imagined by a third grader and kindergartener at Peterson Elementary School; Steven Luce, a North Park neighbor and designer, created the graphics; and neighbors Catherine Korda, Barbara Nordlund, Megan Trinter, Carmen Rodriguez, Jeanne Marie Olson and Kurt Peterson secured the translations, organized and launched the campaign.
The Lexplorers are happy to fully support all multilingual displays of tolerance and acceptance, and we are excited to see that signs such as these have become ubiquitous. We are pleased to give the Hate Has No Home Here sign project the Lexplorers Seal of Lexcellence.