WHO WE ARE
We envision an inclusive and just America, free of prejudice and hate,
where all can live with dignity and prosperity.
marginalized communities in America through advocacy, service, and evidence-based programming.
On February 10, 2015, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (Our Three Winners) were killed in their Chapel Hill home in a hate crime. This crime was not only a shock to the families but to so many people around the world.
Though American Muslims and marginalized groups have been no stranger to hate violence, there have been few tried interventions that have successful prevented these crimes from happening in the first place.
With increasingly demonizing rhetoric towards American Muslims and marginalized groups and a rise of hate crimes Our Three Winners Foundation (OTW) has an especially important role to play in disrupting the rampant hate that risks becoming the status quo. OTW was created to honor the short, but rich lives of Deah, Yusor, and Razan and to develop systematic and lasting solutions and interventions to mitigate prejudice, bigotry, and hate crimes.