MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — The big focus for the launch of United Against Hate Week in Manhattan Beach on Sunday was the power in unity to stop and denounce hate in the community.

Manhattan Beach has been at the center of hate incidents in recent years and, according to the city’s police department, there have been 10 hate incident reported since the start of the year.

Brent Torres is taking charge with an initiative he started in August called “100 yards of unity.” His goal is to create safer campuses for all students.