Taking on Hate in NYC

January 17, 2017

The Office of the Public Advocate, the Department of Justice, and the Brennan Center for Justice present:

Taking on Hate in NYC

Responding to Hate Crimes Targeting Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian Communities

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Lester Pollack Colloquium, Furman Hall
at New York University School of Law
245 Sullivan Street
(between Washington Square South and West Third St.)
New York, NY 10012

Speakers include:

Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York
David Kennedy, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
Jeanne Olivo, Chief, Hate Crimes Unit, New York County District Attorney Office
Harpreet Singh Mokha, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service
Sania Khan, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights, NYS Attorney General Office

According to FBI data, hate crimes targeting Muslims have surged in the last few years. This trend has spiked in the weeks since the 2016 presidential election, with civil rights groups and the media reporting several verbal and physical assaults on minorities. What are government agencies doing to combat this trend? What resources are available to vulnerable communities to protect themselves and to ensure that these crimes are reported and addressed? What challenges do communities and the government face in responding to hate crimes and how can they work together to address them?  Join us for an in depth and interactive discussion of these issues.

RSVP Here. If you have any questions or would like more information contact Andrew Lindsay at andrew.lindsay@nyu.edu or 646-292-8382.