Because PAJET includes members of oft-persecuted minority groups, we decided to make a statement in support of those endangered, targeted, or frightened by current government actions and the recent increase in hate crimes. With the help of local government and private donations, we wish to inform and assure people that they are welcome and will be supported in Asheville and Buncombe County. We especially thank Fairway Outdoor Advertising, whose generous in-kind donation made this effort possible.

We hope that all of you - no matter your race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation - will commit to reaching out to and supporting your neighbors.  

If you have encountered or been the victim of any kind of hate incident, or wish to support those who have, we encourage you to contact one of these groups:

ACLU of North Carolina
Asheville NAACP
Campaign for Southern Equality
Carolina Jews for Justice
Center for Participatory Change
CIMA
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Helpmate
Islamic Center of Asheville
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Voice for Peace
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Nuestro Centro
Our Voice
Southern Poverty Law Center
Tranzmission
Western North Carolina Citizens Ending Institutional Bigotry 
WNC Sanctuary Movement
YWCA of Asheville