Hate Crimes in the LGBTQ Community: Connecting Local & Federal Responses
Friday, November 8, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Fort Wayne, IN
The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition Presents:
Hate Crimes in the LGBTQ Community: Connecting Federal & Local Responses
Session 1: FBI Presentation 1:00-3:30PM
Session 2: Panel Discussion/Q & A 4:00-5:30PM
The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition, in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will be hosting presenters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, November 8th from 1:00-3:30PM for a presentation on federal hate crimes law enforcement. This event is appropriate for students, faculty, and staff in associated criminal justice, healthcare, pre-law, social and behavioral sciences, and public policy fields, as well as members of law enforcement and nonprofit organizations in Allen and surrounding counties. Following the FBI presentation, local leaders in education, law enforcement, behavioral sciences, law, and non-profit organizations will participate in a panel discussion, from 4:00-5:30PM, addressing the following topics:
- The root of hate crimes from a psychological perspective
- The link between youth bullying and hate crimes
- Local law enforcement response and challenges
- Community response and opportunities for involvement
- Impact of the lack of state hate crime laws and their enforcement
- What makes hate crimes unique and distinct?
Panelists include John Beams, Center for Nonviolence; Dr. Sam Cunningham, St. Patrick's Parish & Center for Nonviolence; Dr. Jeannie DiClementi, IPFW; Dottie Davis, FWCS Security Director; Pastor Brian Flory, Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren; Thaddeus Gerardot, Fort Wayne Equality; Archie Ingersoll, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette; Kent Notestine, IPFW Police Department; and Ric Robles, FWPD Hispanic Liaison Officer. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Downs, Associate Professor of Public Policy at IPFW.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Participates attending both sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion for 4.5hrs of training.
For questions or additional info, click on "Contact Organizer" or go to www.facebook.com/NEILGBTQCoalition.
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The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition
The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition seeks to enhance and support LGBTQ services in Allen County and surrounding areas by raising awareness of LGBTQ issues and engaging in education and advocacy for LGBTQ-affirming non-profit organizations.
The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition is an advocacy group whose goal is to serve the LGBTQ community in Allen County and surrounding areas. Comprised of LGBTQ-affirming non-profit organizations, the NEI LGBTQ Coalition seeks to act as a collective alliance and voice for the LGBTQ community.
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren
Center for Nonviolence
Congregation Achduth Vesholom
Fort Wayne Pride
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
Northeast Indiana AIDS Task Force
Northeast Indiana Diversity Library
PFLAG Fort Wayne Chapter
Planned Parenthood of Indiana
Resource Center at IPFW
Safe Zone at IPFW/Safe Zone for Students
Women's Bureau, Inc.
YWCA of Northeast Indiana