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Virtual Town Hall on Nationwide Spike in Hate-Filled Incidents

For Immediate Release December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016

Virtual Town Hall on Nationwide Spike in Hate-Filled Incidents
December 6, 2016, 2:30 – 3 p.m. EST
Dial In Number: 
800‑894‑5910; Meeting ID:  Stop the Hate

WASHINGTON, D.C. and Montgomery, Ala. — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will host a Virtual Town Hall discussion addressing the spike in hate-filled incidents nationally. This Twitter and Audio Town Hall will feature national human and civil rights leaders Kristen Clarke and Richard Cohen. Virtual Town Hall participants will learn more about what they can do to address hate-filled incidents in their community. Other topics to be addressed include immigration reform, LGBT rights and civil rights enforcement generally.

WHO:            Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke

                         Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen

WHAT:          Virtual Town Hall on National Spike in Hate-Filled Incidents Since the Presidential Election

WHEN:          Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:30-3 p.m. EST

WHERE:       To participate via telephone, please call: 800‑894‑5910; For social media, please follow @LawyersComm and @splcenter    (hashtag: #StopTheHate).

**Anyone planning to participate via telephone, including media, should RSVP by 9 a.m. EST on December 6, 2016 to Stacie Burgess ([email protected]) or Rebecca Sturtevant ([email protected]).

About the Lawyers’ Committee
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

About the Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Alabama with offices in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. For more information, see www.splcenter.org.


Stacie B. Burgess, Director of Communications and External Affairs
[email protected]

Rebecca Sturtevant, Communications Associate
334-314-6897, [email protected]

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