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Cultural Professionalism / Bias-Based Incidents & Hate Crimes Workshop
August 9, 2013 @ 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The United States Department of Justice – Community Relations Service (CRS) was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to assist state and local governments, private and public organizations, secondary schools, educational institutions, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions and conflicts, with the intent of restoring racial stability and harmony. CRS also works with these parties to help communities prevent and respond more effectively to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
The free workshop is designed to enhance these partnerships and to assist law enforcement agencies and the communities in improving mutual understanding and trust. This joint training effort assists participants to raise awareness, identify best practices, and address bias-based issues before they escalate. The program will help individuals identify how biases, prejudice, and personal paradigms can lead to conflict as well as recognizing acts of hate and the appropriate response to allegations. The training also identifies how law enforcement, area businesses, social-service providers, and community members can work together to strengthen community relations through communication and conflict resolution.
Carl Summerson, Hearing Examiner Knight Sor, Conciliation Specialist
PA Human Relations Commission U.S. Department of Justice, CRS
Martin Kearney, Education & Community Service Supervisor
PA Human Relations Commission
Open to the Public at No Cost