The mission of the Mayor’s Council Against Hate is to understand the factors leading to the spread of violent extremism and intolerance in Chattanooga and to advise the public and private sectors on policies and strategies that will create a more civil, safe, and welcoming community for all people.


The vision of the Mayor’s Council Against Hate is for the greater Chattanooga area to be known as the most civil, safe, and welcoming community in the country that honors freedom of expression, protects marginalized populations, and regards the diversity of faiths, ethnicities, genders, and viewpoints as an essential strength.


Get involved with the Council Against Hate by joining us at one of these upcoming Action Team meetings:

Pivot Point Policy Forum #2
featuring Cynthia Deitle from the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Click here to RSVP

The Public Policy & Research and Data action teams have published two policy briefs to coincide with our the Pivot Point speaker series. Policy brief #1 published in January focuses on A Community Response to hate activity and crimes and Policy brief #2 published in February focuses on A Law Enforcment Reponse.

Click the image above to read the policy brief #2.

Click the image above to read the policy brief #1.

The Council Against Hate's podcast, The Scanner, includes conversations about journalism, extremism, and what's happening in America. Our thanks to the American Diversity Report and WUTC for their support.


Hatebase is a project that catalogues and tracks hate speech in real time. To learn more about Hatebase’s mission and capabilities, visit

To submit a sighting or incident of hate speech, complete the below form.

Any text or input submitted via the below form is for informational purposes only and is not a City of Chattanooga official report. Further, the information as submitted is not routed to the Chattanooga Police Department. To report a non-emergency incident or crime that is not in progress and in which no one is injured, please contact the Chattanooga Police Department non-emergency line at (423) 698-2525. In the event of an emergency, call 911.


The Research & Data action team of the Council Against Hate believes in order to make valuable recommendations to help create a more civil, safe, and welcoming community, the Council and community at large require an accurate view of the problem of hate within our city.

To better understand what types of incidents occur in our community, the Research & Data action team partnered with the Chattanooga Police Department to compile fifteen years of bias-motivated incident data and five years of Housing & Urban Development data into interactive data visualizations. Click the links below to explore.

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The work of the Council Against Hate is only as strong as the involvement of our entire community. Please follow us on Facebook for videos, links, and updates about the Council's special events and projects.

If you would like to share an idea about how to improve our work, please reach out to our Action Team staff members directly:

Public Policy or Research & Data
Katie Wells:

Students & Youth or Faith & Culture
Jermaine Freeman:

Educators or Businesses & Employers
Tyler Yount:

Kerry Hayes:

Note that the Council Against Hate is not a law enforcement or victims' services agency. This page is for informational purposes only. To report crime, please call 423-698-2525. For emergencies, please call 911.