• LG Against Hate

  • United Against Hate Week

    November 13-19, 2022

  • Last year, Los Gatos joined the national United Against Hate Week movement, where over 3,000 citizens marched through town to demonstrate their solidarity in standing united against hate. The event was the response to violent and hate-filled attacks in town where individuals were targeted because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation.
    This year, Los Gatos joins the national movement during United Against Hate Week to participate in a town-wide campaign I Stand Because. Participation is simple. Visit one of the host location to finish this sentence, “I stand united against hate because...”
    Completed forms will be posted in public locations and shared with the community.
    This campaign is a community effort comprised of citizens who live and work in Los Gatos and aspire to initiate conversations to make Los Gatos a community that is kind, inclusive, and welcoming to all.
    Host Locations:
    • Addison Penzack Jewish Community Center
    • Los Gatos Chamber of Chamber
    • Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
    • Los Gatos High School
    • Los Gatos Library
    • Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation
    • Manresa Bread
    • NUMU
    • We Olive
  • Listen. Learn. Change. Grow Art Contest Listen. Learn. Change. Grow Art Contest

    The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce is now taking submissions to refresh our Listen.Learn.Change.Grow. campaign.
    Artwork should promote Los Gatos as an inclusive and welcoming community - a wonderful place to live, shop, dine and play.
    Art should scale vertically in an 11 x 17 format. Artwork can be produced digitally or with acrylic or oil paint. Please, no watercolor paint, chalk art, or colored pencils. 
    Up to 5 works of art will be selected by the Los Gatos Chamber Board of Directors. Selected work will then be presented to the Town of Los Gatos for approval and made into street pole banners, which will hang throughout town starting in the Spring of 2023.
    Submissions should be dropped off at Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, Nov 21, 2022 at 10 Station Way, Los Gatos, CA. Digital submissions can be emailed to: chamber@losgatoschamber.com. Include the phrase, Community Art Contest, in the subject line. You may submit more than one entry. 
    Original artwork can be returned if specified. This opportunity is open to all ages. Artists will not be compensated for their work.
    Questions? Call the Chamber at 408-354-9300 or chamber@losgatoschamber.com.
  • 20 Ideas for Action 20 Ideas for Action

    Individual Actions:

    1. Hang a United Against Hate Poster/ Create a Poster Distribution Center
    2. Speak Up/ Hold a conversation
    3. Make a UAH Banner
    4. Gather friends co-workers or classmates to practice standing up to bigoted remarks or hate speech, in person or online
    5. Post and Promote UAH Week on social media

    Group Events:

    1. Film Screening & Discussion: Not in Our Town offers free films
    2. UAH-themed book list for book clubs, libraries and schools
    3. Dedicate a Peace Object
    4. Hold a Unity Walk
    5. UAH-themed sports game or 10k run
    6. Organize a student march/rally
    7. Ask local artist to contribute works with a "Stop Hate" or pro-inclusion theme for an exhibit in a public space.
    8. Host a Poetry Slam
    9. Organize a tribute concert to raise awareness and possibly funds for UAH or victims of hate crimes.
    10. Host a facilitated intervention training to practice speaking up and standing up to hate
    11. Organize a "Teach-in" or a panel of community leaders, professors, or subject experts to discuss the lates hate crime statistics
    12. Create a UAH-themed potluck
    13. Convene faith leaders to discuss joint actions to respond to hate

    For more detailed information: Click Here

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  • Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

    November 13-19 - visit host locations to complete an "I stand united against hate because..." form
    November 12, 12-6:30pm - AWO Pre-screening Movie Party - Wakanda Forever - Click Here for more details
    November 13, 3-5pm - AWO A Raisin in the Sun - Click Here for more details
    November 14, 6:30-8:30pm - One Year Anniversary of the Los Gatos United Against Hate March. Addison Penzak JCC - Click Here for more details
    November 18, 10-11am - Kalilah Dance of Peace at Los Gatos Library - Click Here for more details
    November 19,7-9pm - Tony Lindsay & Friends - celebrating the sounds of a community United. Tickets - $20. Call for more details and reservations - 408-354-3263
  • Los Gatos March Against Hate