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Anchorage Hate Crimes Forum

Anchorage Hate Crimes Forum

As part of Anchorage’s Welcoming Week 2019, the United States Department of Justice, Community Relations Service will be facilitating a hate crimes forum from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, September 21st, in the Wilda Marston Theatre at the Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street. This is a free forum for diverse communities, faith-based groups, non-profit organizations and individuals.

The forum will feature three panels:

  • The State of Bias and Hate Crimes: Understanding hate crime laws, investigations and prosecution. This panel is composed of members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • The Community Speaks: Voices of community leaders on challenges facing their diverse groups. This panel is composed of community leaders and members from multiple cultures and backgrounds.
  • You Are Not Alone: Resources for the community in the aftermath of hate. This panel is composed of representatives of organizations that provide resources to those how have been impacted by hate crimes and bias.

Keynote Speakers:  Judy and Dennis Shepard, from the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Presenters Include: Alaska Institute for Justice, Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, Anchorage Police Department, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, Congregation Beth Sholom, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, First Alaskans Institute, Islamic Community Center of Alaska, Municipality of Anchorage, NAACP Anchorage Unit 1000, Polynesian Association of Alaska, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska, Welcoming Anchorage.

For More Information: Joshua Blalock, [email protected], 907-343-4340

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