LACOE NEWSROOM

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From bullying to racism – we know that hate shows itself in many ways. Just recently, we saw hate turn deadly when a gunman killed eight people in Atlanta, six of them women of Asian descent.

Together with the LA County Board of Education, we strongly denounced this hate-based violence and urged education communities to combat racism, xenophobia and intolerance against AAPI communities, as stated in this Board resolution. We have compiled resources for educators to address hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

We have also joined the LA vs. Hate Campaign, a partnership led by the LA County Human Relations Commission that represents a diverse coalition of voices committed to ending hate.

This campaign aims to inspire people to stand up to hate, build an understanding of what constitutes acts of hate and how to report them, as well as build community capacity to respond to and prevent acts of hate.

Schools should be welcoming and inclusive places for all. Through the LA vs. Hate campaign, schools and educators are able to creatively spread this message, while getting access to the broader resources necessary to combat hate in our communities. 

As we prepare to return to in-person classes, it is paramount that administrators and faculty are equipped to support students who are nervous about returning to campus.

LACOE’s Community Schools Initiative, LA County Human Relations Commission, 211LA and TaskForce PR have launched a youth-oriented digital content library designed to reach adolescents across the county with curated social justice education materials

   

The project was inspired by Libby Regó, a teacher at Montebello High School, who recognized a gap in social justice education. To fill this need, the Human Relations Commission moved forward with a proposal to create Explore Justice from the organizations responsible for the LA vs. Hate campaign. 

Below you will find more details about the campaign, including how to report acts of hate with 211.

School or districts that are interested in custom LA vs. Hate content or in learning more about LA County’s anti-hate programs, may fill out this form. LA vs. Hate will work with the first 20 schools/districts to opt-in through the creation of custom graphics, assistance with distribution and the opportunity for an art intervention.

Reporting Hate With 211

We cannot do anything to stop hate crimes and incidents unless we know about them, so that victims do not suffer in silence.

 

The 211 Hotline is a confidential and safe way for students to report hate that they have been victims of or witnessed in their communities. No information that is reported to 211 LA will be shared with law enforcement. 

What is a Hate Incident? A hate incident is a non-criminal act that involves bias-motivated hostility in which a victim’s real or perceived race/ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation is a substantial motivating factor. Some examples of hate incidents can include derogatory name-calling, bullying, hate mail, and refusing service.

What is a Hate Crime? According to California state law, hate crime charges may be filed when there is evidence that bias, hatred, or prejudice based on the victim's real or perceived race/ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation is a substantial factor in the commission of the offense. This definition is codified in the California penal code sections 422.55 to 422.95 pertaining to hate crime.

Sharing the Content

All campaign content is open source and designed to be shared. We only ask that you do not edit the designs or add any logos or watermarks when posting. 

Key Links to Use:

Explore Justice

Social Justice is linked to the idea of fairness and equality in society. This fairness applies to all aspects of individuals' lives, including their basic human rights and needs. Throughout our nation's history, groups of people have been discriminated against on the basis of skin color, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background, and religious beliefs.

Explore Justice creates direct pathways for the exploration of social justice. Below are the key concepts featured in the video series:

Racial Justice

Racial Justice is the fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all. It includes the presence of deliberate systems to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures.

Gender Justice

Gender justice is the systemic redistribution of power, opportunities, and access for people of all genders through the dismantling of harmful structures including patriarchy, homophobia, and transphobia.

Cultural Equity

Cultural Equity explores how dominant narratives about society and the perception of groups of people within it have enabled structural oppression - and what we can do to change it.


 

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