June 12, 2018 > San Leandro Joins Cities United Against Hate
San Leandro Joins Cities United Against Hate
Submitted By Alice Kim
In an effort of solidarity with several neighboring cities, the City of San Leandro is supporting an effort to unify against hate, a message first generated in response to violent rallies that took place in Berkeley last year.
The rallies were spearheaded by an influx of organized groups engaged in aggressive hate-speech, which prompted a collaboration among cities in the region to counter such efforts. Local artist Lena Wolff designed posters which have since provided a united message against hate-speech and discrimination for multiple East Bay communities.
First initiated by the MayorÕs Office in Berkeley, the first 20,000 ÒBerkeley Stands United Against HateÓ posters were printed and distributed to businesses and residents. Posters have been subsequently reformatted and printed for various other participating cities and communities including Oakland, Alameda, Castro Valley, Fremont, Richmond, Piedmont, and San Leandro, among others.
San Leandro Stands United Against Hate posters are available to the public at no charge at various city facilities, including City Hall, all four city libraries, the Marina Community Center, and the Senior Community Center. For more information, call (510) 577-3351.