City of Santa Monica to offer bystander intervention training on November 13 during United Against Hate Week

October 30, 2023 12:13 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2023) — The City of Santa Monica is partnering with Right To Be to offer a virtual bystander intervention training for the community on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. as part of its observance of United Against Hate Week. 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. Click here to RSVP.

The city also will join LA vs Hate in observing United Against Hate Week Nov. 12 - 18. The week is an opportunity to remember that it is a community-wide effort to foster a safe, inclusive environment for all. The city council will issue a proclamation during the council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 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 of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations designed to support all county residents. 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. Explore events and opportunities in the region and learn more at

Download Santa Monica posters for United Against Hate Week as follows:

Click here to download the Santa Monica vs Hate virtual background.

Additional Resources
California vs Hate is a newly launched non-emergency resource line and network that supports individuals and communities targeted for hate. Learn more at

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