Morgan Hill Stands United Against Hate
What Is United Against Hate?
For the second consecutive year, the City of Morgan Hill is supporting "United Against Hate (UAH) Week" that is observed nationally from November 12-18, 2023. The Library, Culture, and Arts Commission, along with many community organizations, is organizing the City's second annual event this year.
Call to Action
Highlighting the need to combat discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance, this week serves as a reminder and a call to action for communities to be inclusive and welcoming towards everyone regardless of their background, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economic class, or any other characteristic. In our diverse society, embracing differences and fostering a sense of belonging is crucial.
UAH Posters for Display
The City will be placing Morgan Hill UAH posters within its facilities in the coming weeks, and encourages business establishments, non-profit organizations, residents, and others to do the same as possible within their own property. This highlights safe and welcoming places within our community.
November 12 Kick-Off Event @ MH Library
Powerful short talks featuring the United Against Hate theme from diverse community representatives, and a short music and cultural event, including songs, dance, and poetry.
Community partners will be present during the event with information and art activities for children and adults.
Poster Art Competition
A UAH Poster Art Competition will be launched at the kick-off event. Deadline for your poster submission is January 15, 2024. Prize winners will be announced on February 14, 2024.
Beyond attending the kick-off event and displaying the Morgan Hill Stands United Against Hate poster, community members are encouraged to actively engage in initiatives to promote unity, inclusivity, and to stand against hate! This event is a terrific opportunity for the community to come together and support these important values.
Since our City has previously adopted several anti-hate resolutions, the primary goal of this campaign is to bring the message to our community. The UAH community partners include: Congregation Emeth, Interfaith Community of South County, Morgan Hill Library, Cordoba Center/South Valley Islamic Center, Rotary Club of Morgan Hill, the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Association, Kiwanis Morgan Hill, SURJ South County, Gamma Alpha, AAUW Morgan Hill, and the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
Long Term Change
While a single week dedicated to this worthy cause is valuable, it is also a part of a broader effort to instill values year-round. The hope is that this week’s activities and discussions will have a lasting impact on community attitudes and behavior.