Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
United Against Hate Week - 2021
The City of San Mateo is proud to again join United Against Hate Week, this year from Nov. 14-20, 2021.
San Mateo Together: Virtual Workshop
What can each of us do to help make San Mateo more inclusive? How can we stand together against racism? Join the City of San Mateo and Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for an interactive discussion as part of the 2021 United Against Hate Week. This virtual workshop will include short films, teachings DEI principles, and small group discussions.
When: Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.
RSVP to join on Zoom
Library Reading & Movie Lists
As part of UAHW, our librarians have compiled reading lists for all ages. Check out these free resources from our San Mateo Public Library!
Together, We Are San Mateo
The City of San Mateo prides itself on being a vibrant, diverse community that is committed to equity and inclusivity, and stands firmly against all forms of racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, xenophobia and implicit bias. Respect, integrity, transparency and inclusivity are core values of our organization. We believe we are stronger as a community that is inclusive of all people, regardless of skin color, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
In the midst of an ongoing pandemic and economic recession, we are confronted with the legacy of the lack of progress we as a nation have made in addressing discrimination in our society and institutions. San Mateo does not need to accept this legacy as our own. We know collective action is needed to effect meaningful systematic change and create a more just system for all. Our organization is here for our community – here to listen and carefully reflect on actions we can collectively take to contribute to a better San Mateo for all.