Information, Resources, and Events
for Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville
United Against Hate (UAH) Week is November 13-19 this year, and residents can get involved at a local level in Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville. United Against Hate week, which started in Berkeley, has a stated purpose to “reject hate of any kind and believe that building a safer and more equitable world starts by working together.”
Please see the full lineup of activities sent over email by local officials and organizers!
Albany Hosts activities and events
In recognition of this week, the City of Albany is partnering with Albany FilmFest and the Alameda County Library Albany branch to host two film screenings: “And Then They Came for Us” will be shown on November 15th, and “Disclosure” will be shown on November 16th. Both screenings will be held at the Albany Senior Center at 6:30pm.
In addition, there will be a United Against Hate Week Action List, in which participants can win prizes by completing at least two items. Items include introducing yourself to someone new from another culture, posting and promoting UAH Week on social media, adding “510-208-4824” to your contacts to stop and report Hate Crimes in Alameda County, and more. The City of Albany website states that entry forms are available in the Albany Library. Visit this link to the City of Albany website to see the whole UAH Action List, movie screening information, and more details on how you can participate in UAH Week.
Berkeley Hosts the East Bay Premiere of Repairing the World
Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life is a documentary that highlights the Pittsburgh community’s response to hate after the deadliest antisemetic attack in the country’s history. The 2018 terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue left eleven people dead and six injured, including Holocaust survivors. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
The event takes place on Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave. Tickets cost $14.50 and can be purchased here. Questions about the event? Contact Anthony Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council Action on United Against Hate Week
At the Tuesday, November 15th Council meeting, the City Council voted on a Resolution commemorating United Against Hate Week 2022. The Resolution highlights the importance of our diversity as a nation of immigrants while acknowledging that hate crimes and toxic rhetoric has been on the rise throughout the country in recent years. It also notes that “education, compassion, and cooperation are key to unlocking understanding and embracing differences between people, with United Against Hate Week an important step in bridging divisions and strengthening our communities.”
There are multiple ways you can get involved. Here are 20 ideas for individual and group action, including promoting on social media, hosting a community event, and creating banners. If you want to create an event, click here. More resources can be found in these toolkits and guides. Kids (and creative adults) can download a coloring book.
Activities Across the Bay Area
You can find a list of activities taking place throughout all four corners of the Bay Area by visiting the United Against Hate Week website and navigating to Events >> Current Events.
RESOURCES TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT HATE CRIME POLICIES AND CHECKLISTS IN EACH CITY:
Berkeley Police Department’s Policy Manual details Berkeley’s Hate Crime policy and definitions on page 157. There is also a Hate Crime Checklist on pages 1004-1006, which holds a form to be filled out by officers reporting a hate crime incident.
Emeryville has a similar Emeryville Police Department Policy Manual, with their Hate Crime policy 322 located on page 190, and a Hate Crime Checklist for officers to complete on pages 742-744.
Policy 318 on Hate Crimes from Albany Police Department details their definitions and actions of hate crimes, and includes Albany Police’s Hate Crime Checklist on the last page.
Again, the best way to report a Hate Crime is to call the Alameda County District Attorney’s Hate Crime Hotline, 510-208-4824. The District Attorney’s Office will refer callers to the appropriate resources and works with police to follow up on these crimes.
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