Standing Up to Hate Crimes in California

Standing Up to Hate Crimes in CaliforniaCONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 9, 2023) — Hate crimes are on the rise in California.  Join a webinar on Thursday, May 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to learn how county and local governments plan to address hate crimes.

A panel will provide timely and important information about the current hate crimes crisis. Members will discuss the actions state, county and local government agencies will take against the perpetrators, and how victims can utilize their support services.

  • Becky Monroe, Civil Rights Department, State of California
  • Simon O’Connell, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Contra Costa County
  • Jamie Knox, Police Chief, City of Walnut Creek
  • Mary C. Taylor, Moderator, Walnut Creek community activist

Register for the Zoom webinar here:

Organizers will send information on how to access the Zoom webinar to your email address 24 hours before the program.  They will collect audience questions which will be answered through the Zoom chat.

Contra Costa County Library will provide closed captioning for this event and simultaneous Spanish interpretation. They will record the program and uploaded it to the Library’s YouTube channel after the event.

Sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, CCTV, and the Contra Costa County Library.

Contact for more information.