City unites against hate

The City of Culver City, including the Culver City Police Department, launched a campaign last week called Culver City United Against Hate, in response to the escalating rates of hate crimes in Los Angeles County.

“Discrimination and hate do not belong in Culver City or anywhere,” said Mayor Albert Vera in a statement. “We remain committed to ensuring residents feel respected and valued. As a City, we are stronger together when everyone is welcome no matter their race, religion, or creed.”

The city has been posting signs and banners on street lights and distributing literature as part of the campaign. 

“Residents are invited to show their solidarity by actively participating in the campaign,” reads a City statement. “As a tangible symbol of unity, the community is encouraged to pick up and proudly display “Culver City Stands United Against Hate” hand flags that can be placed in the corner of the lawn, as well as magnets, and pens. Further details on pick-up locations, dates, and times will be announced soon, encouraging residents to check back for updates and get involved in this initiative. Postcards and magnets will be available at the City Council meeting on Monday, November 13th. Items will be available on a first come first serve basis until they are gone.”

Meanwhile, the CCPD took to social media to state that “hate has no home in Culver City.”

“If you are in immediate danger or a crime is being committed, please call 911. Call 211 to report hate and seek support. 211 LA is a hub for community members and community organizations looking for health, human, and social services in Los Angeles County.  Their programs provide outreach and education, service navigation, or care coordination to access and obtain services that best meet individual needs, through their free and confidential 24-hour 2-1-1 call line, or through their website. Support is provided in 140 languages.”