UCLA Hosts “United Against Hate” Event
(January 26, 2024)


On January 26, 2024, UCLA hosted “United Against Hate”, a nationwide Department of Justice initiative to combat unlawful acts of hate. This important event, held at the UCLA School of Law, brought together federal, state, and local civil rights enforcement agencies with the UCLA community and local community leaders in order to increase community understanding and reporting of hate crimes and incidents; build trust between the Department of Justice and the communities it serves; and create and strengthen alliances to combat hate between federal, state, and local law enforcement and other government partners and community organizations.

Speakers and presenters included:

Chandra Bhatnagar, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, UCLA

Mitchell Chang, Interim Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA

E. Martin Estrada, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California

Dolores Huerta, President & Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Darnell Hunt, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA

Sung Hui Kim, Vice Dean for Curricular and Academic Affairs, UCLA School of Law 

Capri Maddox, Executive Director, LA Civil Rights

Adam P. Romero, Deputy Director of Executive Programs, California Civil Rights Department

Johnathan Smith, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

dolores huerta
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
Dolores Huerta (Keynote Speaker; President & Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation)

Photo Credit for Dolores Huerta: Freedom to Marry, Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/marriageequality/3571385538

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The Justice Department remains committed to enforcing federal hate crime laws. That is why the Justice Department has launched its new United Against Hate program. This initiative brings together community groups, community leaders, and law enforcement at every level to build trust and strengthen coordination to combat unlawful acts of hate.
Merrick Garland (United States Attorney General)

Photos from the Event