For Cities & Communities
Are you ready to join United Against Hate Week as a Participating City or Community?
When communities participate in United Against Hate Week, they are making a commitment to make everyone feel safe and supported. Communities can counter acts of racism, intolerance and hate by engaging diverse community, faith, advocacy and school groups to participate and help lead meaningful, locally driven l actions during United Against Hate Week.
Each community can prioritize action and outreach based on the threats and needs that are emerging locally. United Against Hate Week provides a way for people to work together across differences. Engaging and seeking leadership from communities who are targeted by hate, racism, religious and gender identity based bigotry is vital, and will help build stronger long term relationships.
Commitments for Community Engagement
#1 Pass a Resolution
In 2018, 24 Bay Area jurisdictions passed a resolution/proclamation in order to acknowledge and express community-wide participation in United Against Hate Week. When a resolution/proclamation is adopted, it allows government officials to express their commitment to combat actions of intolerance and strengthen their communities. This statement will encourage residents and organizations to feel safe and supported by their local government as they participate attending/organizing events to honor United Against Hate Week.
#2 Commit to Distribute Posters
One of the most successful elements of the campaign is the “United Against Hate” poster that is rapidly spreading throughout the Bay Area and beyond. This poster has allowed thousands of residents to participate by displaying this poster in their homes, businesses, cars and workplaces. Individualized poster graphics can be created by the UAH team or communities are welcome to use the Bay Area Stands United Against Hate poster provided by the United Against Hate Week organization.
#3 Invite Local Organizations, Local Businesses, Faith Groups and Residents to Convene Events and Participate
UAH Week is an opportunity to partner with local organizations, businesses and diverse community members to build a strong network to stand up to hate. To demonstrate your commitment to inclusion, invite local organizations to host a UAH event or provide a venue for their use. In this tool kit, we have provided several activities organizations can lead as well as a sample letter to local groups asking them to become involved.
#4 Pledge a Financial Commitment
Be the community that raises the most to stop hate! Every movement needs financial support to thrive and spread and giving is a way to engage more people. Consider having your community contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward this year’s UAH organizing efforts. Your donations will help us leverage other opportunities that require matching funds. (Please know that we don't want cost to be a barrier to participation. If the amount of the commitment is not feasible, adjustments can be made to ensure your community is part of this important action.)