City of Santa Monica Offers Bystander Training on November 17 During United Against Hate Week

November 9, 2022 12:47 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – This United Against Hate Week, the City is partnering with the Human Relations Council and Right To Be to host a virtual bystander intervention training on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. The training will empower community members to take an active role in standing up against hate and intolerance. The training is no-cost, open to all, and will provide attendees with tools to safely intervene when witnessing harassment in public spaces. Space is limited and registration is required through Eventbrite.

The City of Santa Monica also joins LA vs Hate in observing United Against Hate Week November 13-19, 2022. The week is an opportunity to remember that it is a community-wide effort to foster a safe, inclusive environment for all. Visit to explore events and opportunities in Santa Monica and the region.

Additionally, the City Council will issue a proclamation during the special meeting on November 15, 2022, in support of United Against Hate Week and Los Angeles County’s LA vs Hate campaign.

More Information: Right To Be is a people-powered movement working to build a world free of harassment and filled with humanity. For more information, visit

LA vs Hate is a community-centered program designed to support all residents of Los Angeles County. Learn more at

United Against Hate Week is a call 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. Learn more and get involved at

Downloadable Santa Monica posters for United Against Hate week:

Downloadable Santa Monica vs Hate virtual background, click here.

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