‘Conversaciones difíciles’ en tiempos de postpandemia y delitos de odio

La profesora les pidió que cerraran los ojos y respiráramos profundo para llegar a un estado de movimiento y conexión con su interior y sus alrededores; otra profesora los invitó a escribir para expresar todas esas emociones internas que son difíciles de visualizar y expresar, mientras que otro profesor habló de la importancia de cuidarse […]

‘Tough Conversations’ – Using Art to Talk About Hate in Monterey Park

The teacher asks participants to close their eyes and breathe deeply to arrive at a place of connection with themselves and their surroundings. Another teacher invites participants to draw those emotions that might otherwise be difficult to express. These are just some of the experiences that dozens of young teens and older adults shared as […]

Asian American Studies program receives $300,000 state grant to share community stories

Asian American Studies students at Sacramento State will continue making short films documenting how local Asian Pacific Islanders dealt with the pandemic and rise in hate crimes against them, thanks to a second round of state funding. The Asian American Studies program received a two-year, $300,000 Stop the Hate grant from the California Department of […]

State Awards Jewish Family Service of San Diego $325,000 in Funding to ‘Stop the Hate’

As part of an ongoing effort to stop a statewide surge in hate crimes, the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, was awarded a $325,000 “Stop the Hate” grant from the California Department of Social Services. CDSS’ Stop the Hate program provides funding to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide support and services to victims and survivors […]

SAAHAS For Cause Celebrates Spring With a Colorful Festival

ARTESIA, California — The South Asian American community gathered at the Robert O. Little Community Center here March 9 for a traditional mela — festival — to celebrate the arrival of spring. The mela was organized by a non-profit organization SAAHAS For Cause which has been serving for South Asian immigrant community coming to Southern California for five years. […]

Stop the Hate Program Continues to Build Bridges Between Communities

By Kim Johnson, Director of the California Department of Social Services California For ALL isn’t just a tag line or catch phrase, it’s a promise that the California Dream is possible for everyone. The people of California are our greatest resource and deserve nothing less. In California, we are proud of our incredible diversity, and we succeed because […]

AAPI Equity Alliance shares their State of Hate in LA report

Hate continues to rise among all marginalized groups in Los Angeles. That is the conclusion of the report entitled “The State of Hate in LA” that was conducted by the Stop the Hate Program. Kiran Bhalla is the Stop the Hate Project Director of the AAPI Equity Alliance. She broke down the report and the […]

CALIFORNIA IS FOR EVERYONE — Community Organizations Unite to Combat Hate

By Kim Johnson, Director of the California Department of Social Services In California, we are committed to preventing incidents of hate and hate crimes while supporting victims and survivors. Recently, I had the privilege of joining state leaders and Stop the Hate Program grantees who convened at The California Endowment office in the heart of Chinatown in Los Angeles. […]

From Films To Counseling — How California Is Spending $90 Million To Fight Hate

California recently awarded $91 million in grants to local organizations that help prevent hate crimes or support survivors, part of an unprecedented effort to combat hate in a state that saw a 20% increase in such crimes in 2022. Despite its progressive reputation, California last year reported steep increases in hate crimes against transgender people (up 55%), […]