The Seattle LGBT Commission and the Seattle Human Rights Commission are sponsoring a Hate Crimes Forum in collaboration with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on Monday, October 15, 2012, 6-8pm in the Bertha Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA between Cherry and James.
The Forum will explain what hate crimes are and what to do if you experience or witness a hate crime. The Forum also is an opportunity for community members to share their experiences and speak with local experts on hate crimes. In the first hour of the Forum, a panel will share their experiences and knowledge. Panelists include Bruce Miyake, Assistant United States Attorney for Western District of Washington; Mike Hogan, King County Prosecutor’s Office; Assistant Chief Dick Reed, Seattle Police Department; Christie -Lynn Bonner, Seattle Police Department Peer Support Coordinator; and Hardeep Singh Rekhi, OneAmerica Board Member.
In the second hour participants will break into facilitated small groups to answer questions. Note takers at each table will capture participants’ responses to share with the Seattle Police Department and the two Commissions.
The Commissions advise the Mayor, City Council and city departments on issues that impact the LGBT community and Human Rights in Seattle. The Commissions also identify areas of concern and recommend policy and legislative changes by providing feedback and opinions on issues of city and state budgets.
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Source: City of Seattle/Mike McGinn, Mayor