Crescendo is a project of ACRE, LittleSis, and MPower Change that focuses on researching and campaigning against corporate complicity in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry. We take on corporations that profit from anti-Muslim violence; companies that provide platforms for or promote anti-Muslim bigotry; and institutions that fund Islamophobia by providing financial support to organizations, politicians, and others engaged in attacks on Muslims.
The word “crescendo” means to gradually get louder or more intense over time. Through exposing and challenging anti-Muslim corporations, we aim to build the power of Muslims in the United States over time until it reaches a crescendo (i.e., climax, another meaning of the word). “Crescendo” is also derived from the same root as the word “crescent,” which is a symbol commonly associated with Islam.
Related Reports & Projects:
- Crescendo is part of the Unmasking Fidelity coalition, challenging the role of Fidelity Charitable in funneling millions of dollars to organizations that promote and further systemic oppression globally. Read our March 2022 report: The People Disclose
- Check out this March 2022 Medium post about our WhoseTube campaign demanding YouTube stop the spread of anti-Muslim bigotry on its platform
- Read our September 2021 report on how Big Tech is complicit in and has profited from never-ending war against Muslims at home and abroad: Digital Destroyers: How Big Tech Sells War on Our Communities
- Explore our contributions to Unrelenting Justice: Courageous Conversations in Defense of Black Lives, a multi-media series of vulnerable conversations with our families and community leaders about police divestment, community safety, and the collective healing of solidarity.
- Read our October 2019 report: Fanning the Flames: How Big Tech, Wall Street, and Right-Wing Media Corporations Were Complicit in the Christchurch Mosque Shootings and Continue to Enable Anti-Muslim Violence and Bigotry
- Explore our United States of Islamophobia map, which highlights 51 corporations that set the stage for the SCOTUS decision to uphold the Muslim ban.