Southern California is one of the nation’s most diverse places, home to a robust mix of racial, ethnic and religious communities. But throughout the region’s history, many of its residents — from people of color to religious minorities to the LGBTQ community — have faced acts of hate.
On May 30, ProPublica and KPCC In Person are partnering on an event that takes a deep look at the history of hate and the experiences of Southern Californians today. The free event will explore decades of tensions between different communities of color, the recent emergence of white supremacist groups and how civil rights activists are combating hate crimes.
Moderated by ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson and KPCC correspondent Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, the conversations will spotlight experts, historians and community leaders. We’ll also hear from Angelenos firsthand as they share their personal experiences with hate and prejudice.
Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 – 9 p.m. PST
Los Angeles Theatre Centre
514 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
“Shades of Hate” is partly inspired by ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project. Since January of 2017, the collaborative initiative — which includes hundreds of journalists from more than 140 newsrooms nationwide — has been tracking hate crimes and bias incidents in the U.S. Documenting Hate has received thousands of tips from all 50 states and produced more than 100 stories, including a feature about attacks on Central California’s Sikh community and exposés on two Southern California hate groups that have built their foundations on social media.