11/12-11/18 – United Against Hate Week
United Against Hate Week in San Mateo County is coming up!
On November 14, Supervisor Pine and Supervisor Canepa will present a Proclamation to the Board of Supervisors to proclaim November 12-18, 2023 as United Against Hate Week. Created as a response to white supremacist rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco in 2017, United Against Hate Week is a call for local civic action to stop hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our communities.
By participating, the County of San Mateo wants to assure its residents and visitors that our community welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We, as a community, reject hatred, prejudice, racism, sexism, bigotry, bullying, or violence in any matter toward any individual regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, immigration status or country of origin. Let’s stand together in solidarity and ensure the message is clear – we reject hate of any kind and believe that building a safer and more equitable world starts by working together – working united. We value all residents!
Participate in the following key events to honor United Against Hate Week:
November 12: Please join the movement by displaying the “San Mateo County Stands United Against Hate” poster within your work, school, or any other location throughout the county. Take this small but mighty action to help spread the word and stand united within our community.
November 14: You are invited to join in a Unity Walk on Tuesday, November 14th @ 4pm (approximately 15 minute walk around County campus) to show our commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity – Standing United Against Hate! The walk will be ADA-accessible and sponsored by the Board of Supervisors and County Executive Offices (see flyer for details).
To learn about more events happening around San Mateo County, as well as access resources like “United Against Hate” posters and coloring pages, please visit our webpage here.
Fill out the “I Stand United Against Hate Because:” flyer attached and send a photo to ImmigrantServices@smcgov.org for a change to be featured on their social media.
For information on how to respond to hate, click here.