A Hate Crime Summit will be convened Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607. The event is free and open to the public.
The Hate Crime Summit is an opportunity to raise awareness regarding hate crimes, address the barriers to reporting hate crimes, and provide opportunities for networking, collaboration, and study. Audiences we seek to serve include educators, law enforcement, general community, researchers, and service providers.
In Chicago, a coalition of community advocates, government agencies, and law enforcement officials are working to ease the burden on victims by closing loopholes and creating a highly collaborative response to hate crimes.
For details on the Hate Crime Summit, go to: www.cityofchicago.org/humanrelations .