United Against Hate

Stop the Hate - Be the Love

BY COMMUNITY ALLIANCE STAFF

With hate crimes on the rise in Fresno and throughout the country, the community must stand together, united against hate. Be part of the solution and attend the United Against Hate Summit on April 6 at 10 a.m. at Fresno City College (Forum Hall 101).

Join with students, the members of more than 20 community groups who are part of the Stop the Hate coalition and California Attorney General Rob Bonta as we stand together in solidarity with the goal of making Fresno a more livable city.

There will be workshops:

  • What To Do If You Are a Victim of a Crime
  • Stop the Hate Coalition Campaign
  • Bystander Training
  • Know Your Rights!

This event will kick off a campaign promoting a “Stop the Hate, Be the Love” theme. Yard signs and bumper stickers with that message will be available at the event.

In addition, attendees will be asked to reach out to community groups, city councils, school boards, faith-based groups and organized labor to get those entities to pass the Stop the Hate Resolution (see sidebar). Your help is needed to reach as many groups as possible with this message. Return adopted resolutions to mikerhodes@fresnoalliance.com.

There will be Spanish-language interpretation, cultural entertainment and food trucks where you can get lunch.

This event is sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Media Alliance and the Community Alliance newspaper through a grant from the California State Library under the statewide Stop the Hate initiative.

Cyndee Loryang, senior program coordinator for the Fresno Center, will be a presenter at the United Against Hate Summit on April 6 at Fresno City College. Photo by Peter Maiden
Cyndee Loryang, senior program coordinator for the Fresno Center, will be a presenter at the United Against Hate Summit on April 6 at Fresno City College. Photo by Peter Maiden

Stop the Hate Resolution

We, (the name of the organization goes here), pledge to stand up to all forms of hate, racism, bigotry and bullying.

We will not stay silent in the face of intolerance based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, ability, country of origin, immigration status or any other factor.

We will work together with our community to create safer and more inclusive communities for all.

By making this pledge today, we promise to

  • Learn about what counts as a hate crime.
  • Educate our families and friends to recognize hate crime, support the targeted person and report to the police or an appropriate third-party organization.
  • Train our staff in hate crime awareness and recognition and create a safe and all-inclusive environment that supports equality, and good relations within and outside the workplace.
  • Ensure that our policy procedures are effective in addressing hate crime incidents that might occur in the workplace either between employees, or against staff members or the public.
  • Support and create activities in the community and workplace that promote diversity, inclusion, kindness and good relationships.
  • Help display visual materials in public areas disapproving all forms of hate in our communities and share this information with others through leaflets, posters and social media posts.
  • Report to the police or send details to 559-600-CVAC if we witness, suffer or become aware of any persons, organizations or businesses that are demonstrating hate speech.
  • Encourage victims who have disclosed a hate crime to report it to police or a third-party organization and support them in passing any specific details wherever possible.

Return the approved resolution to mikerhodes@fresnoalliance.com.

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  • Community Alliance

    The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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