It seems that City of WeHo hasn’t recognized the Hollocaust Remembrance Day which was yesterday. It also seems that their focus lately has been primarily on the LGBTQ community, aside from the obvious Covid, homelessness and crime issues. Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne in one of the latest meetings also expressed an opinion to cut the budget for a yearly event called Yom HaShoah which usually takes place in April.
I absolutely understand and support all that the city is doing for the LGBTQ community, it’s wonderful that they are putting so much effort into making the community strong. They are also putting incredible amounts of money in producing the Gay Parade every year, which has become a staple for the city BUT there are other communities that reside within the city boundaries and it is so very important for the city to recognize them as well.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is a very important day for many and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Good Afternoon, Mr. Smith –
Thank you for your email message this afternoon to the City of West Hollywood and members of the City Council regarding Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Your email message was forwarded to me and I’m happy to share some background information.
The City recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day and Yom HaShoah each year. This year, during the current surge in COVID-19 cases, there was no in-person programming specific to Holocaust Remembrance Day. The City did work to raise awareness in a series of posts yesterday noting that Holocaust Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and stand united against antisemitism, bigotry, and hatred.
Here are some specific posts shared by the City yesterday on its official social media pages:
Thank you, again, for your note and feedback. Please reach out with any concerns.