86 Hate was founded in November 2016 when Madeleine Dahl noticed that the service industry in Athens, Georgia was lacking educational resources on difficult issues common within the service industry. Such topics include sexual harassment and assault prevention training, immigrant rights information, financial planning techniques, mental health resources, as well as dismantling misogyny, xenophobia, racism, and anti-LGBTQ prejudice in the local service industry.
The group quickly inspired many local community members to jump into action on behalf of 86 Hate to better listen to the needs of the service industry and serve them sustainably. Our approaches have included fundraising for area nonprofits working on these issues, hosting workshops, connecting the service industry to local resources and nonprofits, surveying the needs of the industry, and more.
86 Hate prides itself on being a non-hierarchical organization where everyone’s thoughts, interests, and inspirations are valued. As such, there is no one person in charge but instead a board of dedicated individuals who work as co-directors focused on serving the mission of 86 Hate. Take a look at our current board below.
We are a cohort of service industry workers volunteering and hustling to make a better service industry exist in the here and now. We rise and grind to empower you and to build a better service industry with you and your community!