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Second “United Against Hate Week” Begins Today

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California

SAN DIEGO – Beginning today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the San Diego Anti-Hate Coalition launch their second “United Against Hate Week,” joining cities throughout California for a series of events that promote tolerance and respect.

United Against Hate Week began in the Bay Area as a call for local civic action to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods. The campaign has now spread to more than 200 communities.

“Combating hate crimes requires a committed, coordinated, and united effort,” said U.S. Attorney Tara K. McGrath. “No one should live in fear of hate-filled violence. The Justice Department is committed to building on our partnerships with all of you to effectively prosecute illegal acts of hate.”

The full calendar of events for United Against Hate Week can be accessed at

McGrath will be available for brief interviews about United Against Hate Week. If interested, please contact Kelly Thornton at

“As we launch this collaborative effort, there are many ways to participate,” said McGrath. “Every person who joins in, increases the impact of this incredibly important campaign to end intolerance. We can all make a difference by learning more about the campaign, attending an event, or following on social media.”

For more information, please contact Assistant U. S. Attorneys Cindy Cipriani (619-546-9608) and Alicia Williams (619-546-8917) and Law Enforcement/Outreach Coordinator Shastity Urias (619-546-9399). Please follow us on social media @sdantihate to get updates about the upcoming events and resources.

Members of the public are encouraged to report hate incidents and hate crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at Please call 911 if you need emergency assistance.


Media Relations Director Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726 or    

Updated November 13, 2023

Community Outreach
Press Release Number: CAS23-1113-Hate