LA vs Hate to Join Supervisor Hilda Solis and District Attorney Gascon to Unveil New Anti-Hate Mural Honoring the Latiné Community
Mural to be Unveiled During Hispanic Heritage Month Promotes Cross-Cultural Solidarity and the Importance of Reporting Hate
Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2023) – LA vs Hate, the county’s anti-hate program, will reveal a new mural celebrating the Latiné community of Los Angeles at a special event in El Monte. The mural, “Come Walk with Me,” by Kiara Aileen Machado, is one of five murals that are a part of LA vs Hate’s Summer of Solidarity, a public art series that celebrates the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Launched by the LA County Commission on Human Relations in 2019, LA vs Hate is a community-centered program designed to encourage all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against and report hate, as well as to support those of us who may have been victims of hate-motivated acts.
The mural was created in partnership with The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), as well as the offices of LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis and El Monte Mayor Jessica Ancona. This mural emerged from a series of community workshops where diverse voices came together through guided explorations of identity. The mural comes at a time when reported hate crime events in California involving a racial bias overall increased over 11 percent, from 1,165 in 2021 to 1,298 in 2022, according to LA vs Hate’s recent reporting. With this mural and event emphasizing cross-cultural and interracial solidarity, LA vs Hate aims to bring diverse people together through the unifying power of art.
The community is invited to join the unveiling and dedication ceremony, which will include speakers, family-friendly activities, food, and performances by Mariachi Herencia Mexicana and Ballet Folklorico La Morenita.
The mural is part of LA vs Hate: Summer of Solidarity, a summer-long celebration of the County’s cultural and community diversity. The series of events includes monthly art-led and community-centered events that will run throughout the county’s five supervisorial districts. For more information, visit LAvsHate.org.
- Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District
- George Gascón, Los Angeles County District Attorney
- Robin Toma, Executive Director of the LA County Commission on Human Relations
- Jessica Ancona, El Monte City Mayor
- Miriam Mesa, CHIRLA Director Of Community Education And Outreach
WHERE: Valley Mall | 10801 Main Street El Monte, CA 91731