United Against Hate Week (November 14-20, 2021) is a call to action for local civic engagement to combat hate and implicit biases that pose a serious threat to the safety and decency of our communities.
Dr. Debra Duardo, Superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and Maria Salinas, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, are the co-chairs of LA vs Hate United Against Hate Week.
In order to establish healthy and resilient communities, it is critical to promote inclusion and equity. This week of action is intended to promote awareness among all county residents and students about the perils of hate and the importance of respect and civil conversation. This week, we’ll look at ways that residents may strengthen their ties with civic leaders, companies, and schools in order to create a more inclusive and tolerant Los Angeles.
United Against Hate Week is kicking off in Los Angeles and the South Bay
AIDS Walk Long Beach – Nov 14
South Bay Chalk Event, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, & Redondo Beach – Nov 14
We See You: An Invitation to Share, Reflect and Grow , Rancho Palos Verdes- Nov 14
Press Conference & Mural Unveiling, San Gabriel – Nov 15
Twitterstorm Digital Kickoff – Nov 15
Training for Law Enforcement Leaders — Responding Effectively to Hate Calls – What Resources Are Available To Law Enforcement? – Nov 16
United in Dialogue: A Community Conversation Against Hate – Nov 16
Solidarity Dividends — Building a Hate Free LA County – Nov 17
A Future LA County Without Hate – Nov 18
Bystander Intervention Trainings – Nov 18
Awaken LA | County-wide – Nov 19
Student-Led Beach Party and T-Shirt Painting Contest – Nov 20
More details on lavshate.com
“LA County enlisted a group of us in the Beach Cities to participate in its ‘United Against Hate Week’ coming up next week, Sun 11/14 – Sat 11/20. We are therefore activating our respective cities with a coordinated chalk art for kids event this Sunday 11/14 from 10am – 12 noon. We’ll supply the chalk – just show up!” – Jerome Chang,
“The dangers of hate, racism, and bigotry grow more apparent every day and the need for local action could not be more urgent. LA vs Hate United Against Hate Week was created in direct response to the rise in hate crimes and bias incidents that pose a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods.” – lavshate.com
Since its beginnings, United Against Hate Week has grown to over 200 communities, including all of Los Angeles County, faith-based organizations, LGBTQ and human rights organizations, and is now spreading across California and the United States.