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Community Response to Hate

Date: October 29, 2018Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join District Attorney Michael Dougherty, community leaders, law enforcement, and school representatives on Monday, October 29th for an important discussion on combating bias and hate. 

The first panel starting at 5:30 is “Fighting Bias in Our Community” will focus on bias incidents and hate crimes, what we can do in response, and the resources available for victims. Confirmed participants include: Mardi Moore of OutBoulder, Nikhil Mankekar of Boulder’s Human Rights Campaign, Michelle Simpson from CU, Jonathan Lev of the Jewish Community Center, community leader Oscar Flores, and a member of law enforcement. 

Our second panel is entitled “Hate Crimes, Bullying, and Social Media”. This discussion, which is part of National Anti-Bullying Month, will help community members and parents to identify the impact that hate crimes and bullying can have on young people, what constitutes criminal conduct, the role of social media in these dynamics, and what we can do to teach and protect our young people. Confirmed panelists include: Superintendent Don Haddad of SVVSD, Hannah Pritchard of Fairview High School, Anne Tapp from the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, Elizabeth Meyer of CU, and more!

The Anti-Defamation League, law enforcement agencies, and the DA’s Office will be represented in these discussions. There is a growing list of participating organizations. 

Throughout the country and our County, there has been an increase in reported hate incidents and crimes. The DA’s Office has launched a Bias & Hate Crimes Initiative to raise community awareness and improve the collective response to these offenses. 

We will, also, discuss the new Bias Hotline that the Boulder District Attorney’s office has operational.

If you have experienced a hate crime or incident, please call 911. In the event of an emergency, you should call 911. The DA’s hotline number is 303-441-1595. 

Monday, October 29 | 5 - 7:30 pm | Free Event