Community Relations Service
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE DIRECTOR
SHAREE M. FREEMAN ADDRESSES INT'L ASSOCIATION OF OFFICIAL HUMAN
RIGHTS AGENCIES 54th ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2002
D.C. . U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service Director
Sharee M. Freeman will address the 54th Annual Conference of the
International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) in
New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of the conference is "Human Rights at
the Crossroads: Challenges and Solutions." The conference will be held
from July 26 through August 1, 2002, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal
Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
WHAT: 54th Annual Conference, "Human Rights at the Crossroads: Challenges and Solutions," of the International
Association of Official Human Rights Agencies "Balancing Homeland Security with Human Rights
WHO: Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice
WHEN: 2:15 - 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 30, 2002
WHERE: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Director Freeman will attend the 10:00 IAOHRA Press Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
For more information about the Community Relations Service, a unique racial conflict resolution and prevention agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, or to obtain information on best practices on responding to hate crimes and racial conflict, please see its web site at:www.usdoj.gov/crs. CRS has encouraged and assisted the establishment of local human relations commission to identify and resolve community racial tensions and conflicts.
There is a 10:00 a.m. press conference for all speakers in the IAOHRA Conference. You may hand out any prepared remarks at that press conference. I am sending some fact sheets with you.
The press contact for IAOHRA is Brenda Thornton, 504/948-3006. I could not learn from her what press organizations would be present for the press conference.
The number for faxing materials to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is 504/524-7675.