This week, the City of Sunnyvale joined over 100 other cities in declaring Nov. 14-20, 2021 United Against Hate Week. United Against Hate Week is 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, towns and cities. It was created by civic leaders in direct response to the rise in expressions of hate in our communities.
In Sunnyvale, we are committed to creating a culture of belonging where all members of our diverse community feel included, heard, and respected. The City Council made equity, access and inclusion one of its top priorities in 2021. Here are a few actions Sunnyvale is undertaking:
Hiring an Equity, Access and Inclusion Manger to help guide our equity initiatives.
Formation of the Sunnyvale Employees for Equity and Diversity (SEED) team to champion and drive our internal equity strategies.
City-wide employee training on equity and diversity issues.
A community-wide cultural event to celebrate Sunnyvale’s diversity and foster a sense of belonging.
What can you do?
We invite you to stand in solidarity with Sunnyvale and all the communities participating in United Against Hate Week.
Print or pick up a “Sunnyvale Stands United Against Hate” poster in the City Manager’s Office