LA vs Hate, a program combating hate and discrimination in Los Angeles County, recently collaborated with Supervisor Holly Mitchell to reveal the latest mural at Willowbrook Senior Center in South Los Angeles. The mural, "It's All for You," was created by artist Brittney S. Price, and it is the final piece in the Summer of Solidarity series promoted by LA vs Hate. This news was released in a press release by the county government, in time for the commencement of United Against Hate Week (UAHW), an initiative against hate and discrimination in California.
The LA vs Hate Summer of Solidarity movement is a collaboration with several partners, among them the Willowbrook Inclusion Network, Brotherhood Crusade, LA Commons, and the office of Supervisor Mitchell. The press release highlighted that each mural in the series represents communities frequently subjected to high levels of hate and discrimination and was created to foster unity across different races and cultures.
United Against Hate Week calls on communities across California to face the ongoing wave of hate and discrimination in schools, neighborhood areas, and cities across the state. A repertoire of activities is scheduled throughout the week aimed at stopping hate crimes, including public arts, protests, and educational events.
Diverse and dynamic activities are slated for this United Against Hate Week, all aiming to raise awareness and combat hate. Online webinars, social media events, film screenings, and art-centric initiatives and discussions will be held for Los Angeles County communities. An announcement detailing the week's activities also mentions the True Colors showcase at the Museum of Tolerance, an event hosted by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Brotherhood Crusade. The event is highlighting Jewish actors of color and their stories to explore identity complexities.
These collective efforts to combat hate and discrimination through community engagement and the arts send a resounding message of unity. According to the press release, mural artist Brittney Price emphasized that "This mural welcomes the neighborhood with open arms to the gateway of South Los Angeles," connecting the past and future of Willowbrook's community. The entire mural collection in the Summer of Solidarity series stresses the crucial role of inclusivity and pride in combating hate.