United Against Hate Week

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United Against Hate Week (Nov. 12-18, 2023) calls for local civic action 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 ("UAHW") 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. The original 13 communities were convened in 2018 by Not In Our Town, a national anti-hate organization and partner in the LA vs Hate campaign, and committed to an annual week of action and awareness.

Since its inception, UAHW has spread to over 200+ communities including all of Los Angeles County, faith-based groups, LGBTQ, and human rights organizations, and is beginning to take off throughout California and in communities across the U.S.United Against Hate Poster Opens in new window

Each year starting in 2021, the Pleasant Hill City Council issues a proclamation declaring this week in  November United Against Hate Week in Pleasant Hill.

To show your support of UAHW, hang a poster in your window or post a selfie with the poster and tag the City, #standunitedagainsthate, and @BayAreaStandsUnited to show you stand United Against Hate. To download the poster, click on the image.  Posters will also be available to pick up at Pleasant Hill City Hall.

Unity Walk Nov 18 (1049 x 408 px)

Unity Walk on November 18

The Pleasant Hill community is invited to join together on November 18, 2023, to show that our city stands United Against Hate. As part of United Against Hate Week (November 12-18, 2023) the City’s Diversity Commission will hold a Unity Walk to show Pleasant Hill’s commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. 

United Against Hate Week is a call for seven days of local civic action by people in every community to stop the hate and biases affecting the safety and civility of our neighborhoods.  The Unity Walk is the culmination of the UAH Week in the City of Pleasant Hill. Participants of all ages are invited to join in the walk and are encouraged to bring friends and family. 

The Unity Walk will commence in front of City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, and follow a 1.5-mile loop ending back at City Hall. This event provides an excellent opportunity for individuals and families to come together and stand against hatred, discrimination, and prejudice.  United Against Hate Week posters will be provided.

"In today’s global climate, it is important that we as a community do everything we can to celebrate our diversity and stand together against acts of hate and discrimination,” said Diversity Commission Vice Chair Brianna Shahvar. “By participating in the Unity Walk, we send a powerful message that the city of Pleasant Hill is a community where everyone belongs."

Pleasant Hill Mayor Tim Flaherty expressed support for the event and encouraged the community to stand with the City. “I hope you will join me and heed the call to action to help stop the hate that threatens our safety and undermines our society.”

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Starting Point: City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Route: 1.5 mile loop starting/ending at City Hall 
  • Materials Provided: United Against Hate Week Posters

Join in the Unity Walk for United Against Hate Week and be part of a positive change in your community. For additional information and inquiries, contact diversity@pleasanthillca.org.