In Chicago, a coalition of community advocates, government agencies and law-enforcement officials will take part Wed., Oct. 25, in the Chicago Commission on Human Relations' second annual hate-crimes summit, "Bridging Systems Against Hate."
The event will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.
The summit is an opportunity to raise awareness regarding hate crimes, address the barriers to reporting hate crimes, provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and study. Those urged to attend include educators, law enforcement, general community, researchers and service providers.
Featured speakers include Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx; Christian Picciolini, a former skinhead and current peace activist; Pardeep Kaleka, a licensed therapist whose work focuses on community trauma and healing; and Stephen Scaffidi, the mayor of Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Student poster presentations will be included again in this year's summit. Those who would like to apply for a poster presentation should submit a one-page abstract of a proposed presentation to Joanna Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
More information about the summit is at www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cchr/supp_info/2017HateCrimesSummit.html .