SF campaign arms immigrants against hate crimes

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission on Friday started a campaign and released a toolkit as part of an emerging social conscience effort, city officials said.

The campaign called “Help Against Hate” aims to improve the public’s awareness of discrimination and hate violence, especially among historically underserved communities in San Francisco.

The toolkit called “Respect and Love” is a resource for immigrants who may fear their future because of their immigration status.

With the toolkit, newcomers can identify and find support so that they can become integrated and included in city life.

In the future, commission members plan to expand the toolkit to provide support for people trying to access healthcare or LGBTQI support, among other services.

Commission members will be introducing the campaign and showing people how to use the toolkits by facilitating presentations on the two. The presentations will be made to other city offices and community groups.

Learn more about the campaign and see a copy of the toolkit here.