California OKs new initiatives and funding to stop the hate

The State of California this week announced several projects to stop the hate including $91 million in funding for prevention, intervention and direct services.

Other initiatives will feature a multilingual campaign to promote its California vs Hate hotline and a webinar open to the public about mental health.

The funds allocated will go to serve marginalized communities in California with millions of dollars to the AAPI community.

Funded groups include:

  • The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
  • Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality
  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay
  • South Asian Network
  • Jakara Movement
  • Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
  • Pacific Pride Foundation
  • Little Saigon San Diego
  • Cambodian town Inc
  • Filipino Migrant Center
  • API Reentry through Inclusion Support & Empowerment
  • Khmer Girls in Action

Also on Friday, August 25 at 12:30 Pacific Time, the California Commission on the State of Hate will host a community webinar to address the mental health impact of hate on marginalized communities.

That includes racial minorities, foster youth, and the LGBT community, as well as resource information provided by organizations serving persons with disabilities and mental illness.

Members of the public can access the forum through this zoom link or by calling 1-669-444-9171 and using Meeting ID 850 8042 3069. 

You may also attend in-person at the Harper Alumni Center at California State University Sacramento located at 7490 College Town Drive in Sacramento. Parking is available on location and a limited number of complimentary parking passes are available in advance of the Forum.  

The state is also launching a multi-lingual campaign in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean ,simplified Chinese, Hmong, Punjabi and Tongan across more than 30 different outlets to promote its California Vs Hate Hotline.

Ads will run on digital media, print and radio.