Grant’s PTA Committee for
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
United Against Hate Week
The LA vs Hate program is a community-driven approach to empower all residents of LA County to unite against, report, and resist hate. United Against Hate Week is a call for local civic and state action to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. This campaign, which emerged from a poster campaign by Bay Area Cities, has spread to over 200+ communities. When cities and residents work together against hate, we can work to restore respect, embrace the strength of diversity, foster a sense of belonging and build inclusive and equitable communities for all.
The Grant PTA and DEI Committee stand with Grant Elementary School, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs, the Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association, Santa Monica City, and Los Angeles County in support of United Against Hate Week and its objective to unite against, report, and resist hate.
This week, join us for activities before and after school each day. On Wednesday, November 15th, wear an orange shirt to show your commitment to UNITY and KINDNESS. To culminate the week, Principal Fuhrer will lead an all-school read-aloud to reinforce our school’s focus on INCLUSION.
Here are some actions you can take to stand against hate:
- PLEDGE to stand against hate
- SHARE with others in conversation and on social media, you stand against hate.
- TALK with your children, family, friends, and community about hate toward race/ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation they are seeing in the community and in media.
- STAND UP to bigoted remarks, hate speech and acts of hate.
- LEARN HOW TO STOP HATE – Attend a Bystander Training or other UAHW event.
- STOP HATE – If you see an act of hate, safely intervene as a bystander using the 5D’s: distract, delegate, delay, direct, and document. If you or someone is in immediate danger or a crime is being committed, please call 911.
- REPORT HATE – If you or someone you know has been the victim of a hate act Dial 2-1-1 or submit a 211 online report to get connected to help 24/7, contact your local police department to file a police report or pursue criminal charges, or submit an anonymous report to LA Crime Stopper.
- INFORM – Share information about LA vs Hate and United Against Hate with friends, family and your community. Save 2-1-1 to your phone and share the number with at least three people in your friends or family.
- CAMPAIGN AGAINST HATE – Go to LA vs Hate site for Campaign Collateral to get posters, banners, lawn signs, zoom backgrounds, desktop backgrounds, phone backgrounds, and coloring books. Check out Gifs for Social Media to share on Instagram, twitter, and by text and email.