Invite a speaker to your group's meeting to discuss what state laws are in place to protect your community from extremist behavior and malicious harassment. Ask them to talk about what communities can do to prevent intergroup tension.
Public officials who mediate peaceful conflict resolution need community support. Make sure your organization supports your local law enforcement, judiciary and county commissioners in their efforts.
Organize a group charged with eradicating racist graffiti as soon as it appears in public. Ask your local hardware stores to donate the materials.
Become familiar with community groups that address inter-group tension. Offer your organizationís particular skills to help with another groupís activities.
Keep your front-line visitor information staff involved and informed with accurate and timely information.
Use your organization's newsletter to:
- Highlight what other communities and organizations are doing to resolve inter-group tension.
- Share information on peaceful settlement issues.
Sponsor talks and speakers on peaceful conflict resolution. Sponsor speakers from other communities that have successfully dealt with inter-group tension and extremist behavior. Make these programs open to your community, not just organization members.
Focus funding efforts on a particular project in the coming year.