From the "Personal Trauma, Public Issues" Series
Don't be an issue tourist.
Get informed about what happened before the issue became front page news.
Show humanity to friends, acquaintances, and strangers who are members of vulnerable groups; also, start conversations with friends and family.
Find out that legislative body or individual holding a public office stonewalled hate crimes legislation.
Spread the word if you know about (or operate) a program, nonprofit, or youth-serving organization inclusive regarding race or sexual identity or immigration status or any one of a number of characteristics that make people vulnerable.