Stand With Me was started by civil rights advocate Ehsan Zaffar to bring vulnerable communities together in the wake of rising hate crimes. We are a nationally-based non profit that works to rapidly connect communities under threat to resources, allies and each other. Learn more about our work and people behind the organization below.
Teamwork. Figuring out how to create teams who are capable of accomplishing great things is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in teamwork even over individual recognition.
The Public Good. We aim to be essential and helpful for communities of conscience and communities of color - this means going beyond just helping communities to combat hate, but also to diminish distrust, increase education and increase resilience to generalized harms.
Equity. We believe our work should strive to equalize benefits, especially when those benefits unduly accrue to those who already have them in abundance.
Ehsan is an educator, advocate and policymaker who works on civil rights issues.
Yasmeen is an international relations expert that connects civil society and individual stakeholders to government, non-profit, and private enterprise.
Attia is a public relations expert who works to increase consensus and international collaboration over tough issues.
Luis is a community advocate and public policy expert.
Dr. Southers is a Homegrown Violent Extremism Expert, Security Assessment Consultant, Public Safety Specialist, and World-Renowned Academic Practitioner.
Frank Quiambao is the Director of the Safe Communities Institute (formerly DCI) in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Tom Nolan is an Associate Professor of Criminology and the Director of Graduate Programs in Criminology at Merrimack College.