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CA vs Hate highlights new tools amid still-growing reports of hate

The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) on Thursday highlighted new informational materials to combat hate and connect Californians to support – in an expanded array of languages – amid still-growing reports of hate activity over the past three months.

California vs Hate, the state’s anti-hate hotline and resource network, “provides a safe, anonymous option for victims and witnesses of hate to report and get assistance, including access to mental health, financial, and legal services,” the department said. “As part of CRD’s ongoing efforts to reach historically underserved communities, many of the materials shared today are now available in more than 20 languages, including new translations into Arabic and Hebrew.”

In addition to visiting the website CAvsHate.org, Californians can also call 833-8-NO-HATE to receive assistance in more than 200 languages in total.

CA vs Hate has seen an increase in reports of hate since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7 compared to the previous three months, CRD said. Reports of hate crimes had surged 20 percent from 2021 to 2022, prompting the CA vs Hate initiative, though CRD has cautioned that the statistics may also partly reflect higher awareness and reporting.

The new tools highlighted Thursday include: a new easy-to-share one-page infographic; new translations for CA vs Hate posters and social media graphics in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Traditional, Dari, Farsi, Filipino, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Pashto, Russian, Samoan, Tamil, Thai, and Tongan; a set of virtual backgrounds to increase awareness, and other materials to help members of the public better understand the services available.

“Hate does not belong in California,” said Governor Gavin Newsom in the annoucement. “By expanding resources and tools, the California Civil Rights Department is making our communities safer and promoting healing. Report and find assistance using these resources today.”

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