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United Against Hate Week Events


The United Against Hate Week suite of events is sponsored by Santa Cruz County United for Safe and Inclusive Communities (SCCUSIC), Temple Beth El, The Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL). Join us for training opportunities, discussions, and more to help build a hate-free, safe and inclusive community here in Santa Cruz. Events are listed below.

What is United Against Hate Week?

United Against Hate Week (Nov. 13-20, 2022) 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.

United Against Hate Week emerged from a United Against Hate poster campaign created by Bay Area Cities in response to white supremacist rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco in 2017. 

Since inception, United Against Hate Week has spread to over 200+ communities throughout California and across the U.S. 

Free Bystander Training


Bystander Intervention To Stop Police Sponsored Violence And Anti-Black Racist Harassment. 

Monday, November 14th, 10-11:15 am online.

Presented by Right to Be (formerly Hollaback). Register Here.


Stand Up Against Street Harassment

Tuesday, November 15th, 11am-12pm online.

Presented by Right to Be (formerly Hollaback). Register Here.


Bystander Intervention To Stop Islamophobic And Xenophobic Harassment

Thursday, November 17th, 2-3pm online.

Presented by Right to Be (formerly Hollaback). Register Here.

Panel Discussion

Youth-Focused Panel: Perspectives and Needs for Wellbeing

Join local youth and community leaders in a frank discussion about three local incidents of hate and bias and how young people and adults can work together to educate, prevent, and respond to incidents like these in the future. When communities work together against hate, we can restore respect and civil discourse, embrace the strength of diversity and build inclusive and equitable communities for all.

Join in person on November 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Capitola Branch Library, or online via Zoom. Registration is required for this free event.

Thursday, November 17th, Capitola Branch Library, 2005 Wharf Rd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, In-person and Online. Register Here.

Calling-IN Workshop

CALLING PEOPLE IN: Having difficult Conversations about Racism and White Supremacy

Saturday, November 19th, 11am - 12:30pm online. 

Hosted by SURJ of Santa Cruz County (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Register Here.

Film Screening and Discussion

Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life

Sunday, November 20th, 7-9 pm at the 418 Project (former Riverfront Theater).

Santa Cruz County United for Safe and Inclusive Communities (SCCUSIC), in partnership with Temple Beth El, the Resource Center for Nonviolence, and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, presents the documentary REPAIRING THE WORLD: Stories From the Tree of Life. Join in the discussion after the movie with filmmaker Patrice O'Neill. Click here to see the trailer.


Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life documents a community’s response to hate and antisemitism in the aftermath of a horrific tragedy: the assault on three congregations at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2018. Eleven lives were taken in the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history. The trauma and grief of that day continues to affect the entire Pittsburgh community and the nation to this day.

In the wake of the tragedy the Jewish community and their neighbors strengthened their bonds of mutual respect and compassion and courageously confronted this hate crime. Against a backdrop of increasing polarization, the traumatized community has come together to heal from the impact of anti-Semitism, racism, hate speech, and gun violence.

Through the voices of survivors, family members, diverse Pittsburgh residents, and community leaders, the film shows a powerful display of unity in a moment of crisis and demonstrates what it means for a community to be "Stronger than Hate."  

Documentary feature, USA, 2022.

Running time 2  hours, 2 minutes.

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2022 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

"Heartbreakingly relevant, Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life, chronicles the tumultuous three years following the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue which took the lives of 11 Jewish congregants in the fall of 2018."

-San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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