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:

Anti-Racism Training from Unlearn Everything & Live
Four week class beginning September 16, 2020

As part of an ongoing effort to improve racial equity and reconciliation in the City of Chattanooga, the Mayor’s Council Against Hate is partnering with local racial justice and equity collective Unlearn Everything & Live to offer a unique, four-part training in anti-racism that will be offered free of charge to its members and followers. There is no cost to participate but attendance will be limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.
Click here to apply by Friday, September 11:

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.


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.

Join the Council Against Hate


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.