LA County Landmarks Celebrated in Sand to Fight Surge in Acts of Hate

LOS ANGELES, CA – Award-winning sand sculpture artist Greg Lebon will depict LA vs Hate’s goals of building inclusive and safe communities by depicting famous LA County landmarks in sand. These landmarks in sand, from the Hollywood sign to Randy’s giant donut, remind all County residents that all of us are welcome.

Established in September 2019 by the LA County Board of Supervisors, LA vs. Hate addresses the rise in bias and hate acts. LA vs. Hate is a community-driven campaign to encourage residents and organizations to unite against and report acts of hate to 211-LA. LA vs. Hate also includes a network of community agencies that provide hate prevention and advocacy. LA vs Hate recently won a 2021 National Association of Counties Organization (NACo) Achievement Award for program design and development. For more information, including shareable community-centric graphics ready-made for social media, please go to www.LAvsHate.org.

For seven of the past ten years, Greg Lebon’s team, Archisand, has taken first place in the Masters 10 Man division of the prestigious U.S. Open Sand Sculpture event held each year at Imperial Beach, California. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021. Sand sculpture completion estimated between 1 and 2pm

LOCATION: Will Rogers State Beach, 17000 CA-1, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.  There are paid parking lots at Will Rogers State Beach and free street parking along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

WHO:  •Robin Toma, Executive Director of the LA County Commission on Human Relations and Assistant Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)* •Greg Lebon, Archisand

*will be available to speak in Spanish

CONTACT: 

Terri Villa-McDowell, LA County WDACS/Commission on Human Relations: TVillaMcdowell@wdacs.lacounty.gov, 323-719-8891

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