Our Mission and Goal
Our Mission: is to promote and advocate for racial equity and mobilize people within their local communities to work towards protecting the rights of minorities.
Our Goal: is to educate the public about racial history, as well as the current racial issues impacting our world today.
What We Believe: it is important to bring people together to learn about critical racial issues such as racial profiling, cultural appropriation, immigration, gang violence, use of force, homelessness, mental illness and other important concerns affecting our world today.
About the no hate zone
Sam Sachs, founder of The No Hate Zone, served as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Portland Or, from 2013 to 2015. He served as Chair of The Community and Police Relations Committee, and Chair of the HRC Nominating Committee.
Mr. Sachs graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Black Studies. During his senior year at PSU, Mr. Sachs served as an intern in the Oregon State Legislature for former Oregon State Senator Avel Louise Gordly, the first African American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate.
In 2009, Mr. Sachs successfully lobbied the Oregon State Legislature to pass a landmark bill, House Bill 3118, “The Rooney Rule,” which requires the interviewing of at least one qualified minority applicant when hiring a head coach or athletics director at any of the Oregon state-funded universities. In 2012, he became involved in efforts to eliminate the use of Native American mascots in all Oregon K-12 schools. He has also worked closely with members of the Native American community and its organizations to successfully influence the Oregon Board of Education’s 5-1 vote to eliminate the use of Native American mascots by 2017.
Mr. Sachs has been an instructor of Diversity with The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training, was a presenter at the City of Portland Diversity Conference, and The National Caucus of Black Legislators Conference in 2010 & 2015. Mr. Sachs served as the community liaison for the Multnomah County Senate Bill 111 Use of Force Planning Authority. To assure police accountability, SB 111 requires each county to develop a plan regarding the use of deadly physical force by law enforcement officers.
The No Hate Zone was created out of love, frustration, and determination to end hate and racism.
Mr. Sachs believes if we, as a community, are ever going to end hate and racism, then we must all work together do the necessary, and sometimes uncomfortable work.
This web site is inspired by the Hebrew phrase “Tikkun Olam,” which means “to repair the world.”
Read about us in the news and watch a video about groups in Portland unified to eradicate hate