It all started with a poster.
United Against Hate Week (Nov. 13-19) is a call for local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns and cities.
United Against Hate Week emerged from a United Against Hate poster campaign created by Bay Area Cities in response to white supremacist rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco in 2017.
Convened by Not In Our Town, a national anti-hate organization, Bay Area cities committed to an annual week of action and awareness. United Against Hate Week has spread to dozens of cities across the U.S., and includes the Mill Valley Chamber, City of Mill Valley and Mill Valley schools. In conjunction with the countywide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, an initiative of the Marin Council of Chambers, the Mill Valley Chamber is circulating messages of unity against hate in all forms across social media.
The Mill Valley Chamber is also participating in the We Are One Marin campaign, which was just renewed for a third year and commits to spotlight racially diverse businesses. The initiative is expanding to also include businesses owned by people with disabilities and those owned by veterans.
Here’s more info and how you can participate:
- Mill Valley City Council Meeting – Nov. 7 – Staff Report and Resolution. Join in person or watch online. Residents can send public comment to the City Clerk.
- UAH Week website – This is the main spot for many fabulous community resources and ideas.
- City of Mill Valley/Marin County UAH Week website – This website will promote Mill Valley and Marin resources and events.
- Attend some great events taking place, and/or create one of your own. There is a “Repairing the World” film screening at the JCC on 11/17.
- Download and/or post “Mill Valley Stands United Against Hate” Posters, Flyers and Postcards here.