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United Against Hate Week Activities

Mill Valley United Against Hate

United Against Hate Week, November 12 - 18, 2023

The City of Mill Valley is joining cities across the country this November for United Against Hate Week. United Against Hate Week (November 12-18, 2023) is a call for local civic action to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to safety and civility. We join over 200+ communities in spreading the United Against Hate (UAH) message: “We reject hate of any kind and believe that building a safer and more equitable world starts by working together.” 

Want to Participate in United Against Hate Week? 

In celebration of UAH week, the City of Mill Valley encourages residents to:

1. Read the November 6, 2023 Staff Report and City Council's Resolution declaring November 12-18, 2023 United Against Hate Week in Mill Valley.

2. Post and promote United Against Hate Week on social media. Download "Mill Valley Stands United Against Hate" Posters, Flyers and Postcards Here.

3. Hang a United Against Hate poster at your home or business. Free posters and stickers can be picked up from the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce.

4. Gather friends, neighbors, colleagues, or classmates to practice standing up to hate speech.

5. Participate in the following United Against Hate Week events in Mill Valley and beyond.

United Against Hate Week Activities in Mill Valley

Call for Entries: Youth Art Initiative

Illustrate what "Kindness in Mill Valley" means to you. We invite the youth of Mill Valley to participate in a powerful art-driven expression against hate and bias. It's your voice, your message of hope, and your vision of kindness in our community that we want to share. Winners will be honored at the November 13 Celebration of Kindness event with their families. 

Deadline Date: November 7, 2023
Time: 5 pm
Location: submissions of youth-created art to mterrell@cityofmillvalley.org (Community Engagement Liaison Michelle Terrell). More details here

Celebration of Kindness Day Reception

Join your neighbors, the Mayor of Mill Valley Urban Carmel, City staff, and the winner of the UAH youth art initiative for a brief reception celebrating United Against Hate Week and World Kindness Day. Come decorate the Community Center's Kindness Tree with what Kindness means to you!

Date: November 13, 2023
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm
Location: Mill Valley Community Center lobby

Mill Valley Public Library Community Project: How Do You Combat Hate?

The Mill Valley Public Library's focus on bringing people together, better understanding divisive issues, and Uniting Against Hate is a year-round effort. In honor of United Against Hate Week, the library is hosting an interactive "How do you combat hate?" community project. Community members can submit online or in person a sentence or short paragraph about how they combat hate. Responses will be projected on the library's wall.

Date: ongoing through November 18, 2023
Time: ongoing through November 18, 2023
Location: Mill Valley Public Library and online

Mill Valley Arts and Recreation Kindness Quilt

Join community members of all ages in celebrating unity and kindness by visiting the Mill Valley Aquatic and Fitness Center to experience the inspiring "Mill Valley Arts and Recreation Kindness Quilt," a symbol of intergenerational collaboration, on display during United Against Hate Week.

Date: ongoing through November 18, 2023
Time: ongoing through November 18, 2023
Location: Mill Valley Aquatic and Fitness Center

United Against Hate Week Activities in Marin and Online


Webinar: The ART of Inclusive Communication, National Conflict Resolution Center 

What are the biological and societal forces that can lead us to see people who have different identities (religion, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.) as others to be feared, or even hated? The National Conflict Resolution Center invites Mill Valley residents and others to join in exploring how we can all be actively working to make our communication, our lives, and our communities more inclusive. 

Date: November 14, 2023
Time: 10:00 am–11:30 am 
Location: online

Webinar: The Bystander Challenge, National Conflict Resolution Center

The rise of "hatriotism" and white supremacist ideology threatens individuals and democratic institutions alike. How can we counteract this daily? Often, opportunities lie nearby, such as intervening in micro-aggressions that fuel division and isolation. By actively addressing these small yet harmful behaviors, we contribute to a more inclusive society. The National Conflict Resolution Center encourages Mill Valley residents and others to participate in this free workshop, to learn respectful ways to handle micro-aggressions, promoting dignity and unity.

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm–2:30 pm 
Location: online

"Repairing the World" Film Screening

Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life documents Pittsburgh’s powerful community response to hate in the aftermath of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Through the voices of survivors, family members, diverse Pittsburgh residents and leaders, the film shows unity in a moment of crisis, the resilience of a vibrant city, and a community working together to understand what it means to be “stronger than hate.” Light refreshments and the film screening are offered to the Marin community by the Partnership of the Marin Interfaith Council, Moms Demand Action, the cities/towns of Marin, and the County of Marin Supervisors

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
Location: Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939

Getting to Know Your Neighbor's Faith, Marin Interfaith Council

The Marin Interfaith Council, an organization that celebrates Marin's faith traditions, advocates justice, and builds community is offering "Getting to Know Your Neighbor's Faith: Ask Me Anything! Jewish" with Rabbi Paul Steinberg.

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm–7:30 pm 
Location: First Presbyterian Church San Rafael, 1510 Fifth Ave. San Rafael. And virtual (Zoom details here).

"Our America: Lowballed" Film Screening

The San Anselmo Racial Equity Committee invites the Marin community to view "Our America: Lowballed." This film follows Black and Latino families as they fight for fair home values after lower than expected appraisals. Register

Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Archie Williams High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo, CA 94960

"Casualties of War," a New Exclusion Act Panel Discussion and Dinner

As part of United Against Hate Week, the Asian American Alliance of Marin offers the community a panel discussion and dinner on the theme of South-East Asian American experiences of structural discrimination and war-related intergenerational trauma. Learn more.

Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Multicultural Center of Marin, 709 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Check back here in the coming days to see more community partner initiatives and the resolution the Mill Valley City Council will adopt to Declare the Week of November 12-18, 2023 as United Against Hate Week in the City of Mill Valley.

Do you have a United Against Hate week event to share with the Mill Valley community? Email information to: mterrell@cityofmillvalley.org

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