United Against Hate Week
November 12 – 18, 2023
LA vs Hate United Against Hate week was created in direct response to the rise in hate crimes and bias incidents (< 23% in 2021) that pose a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods. Creating inclusion and equity are vital to building healthy and resilient communities. This week of action is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of hate and the need for respect and civil discourse among all LA County residents and students.
This week focuses on actions that community members can take to build stronger connections with civic leaders, businesses, and schools in order to create a safe and accepting Los Angeles.
This year’s United Against Hate week is centered around the idea of community. When we take time to build communities, we will create solidarity, empathy and understanding amongst each other. We ask residents and students to take actions towards building community in your school, organizations and neighborhood. This can look like participating in a class, an art workshop, volunteering, joining a neighborhood cleanup, tending to community spaces (ie. a garden or rec center) or sharing a meal with someone new.
LA vs Hate United Against Hate is brought to you by the LA vs Hate program, a community-driven approach to empower all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate. If you have been the victim of hate or bullying, LA vs Hate and 211LA will support you. Fill out this form or call 2-1-1 to report it. Scan theQR code to save the 211 number to your phone.
Here are additional resources for young activists.
Are you interested in seeing social change in your school, neighborhood, or city? This activity book was made for young activists to learn more about LA County’s LA vs Hate program and the Explore Justice online video series. It includes six coloring sheets and eight social justice books recommended by LA County Library. Build commUNITY by sharing these resources with your friends, family, and neighbors.