Community Relations Service
COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ADDRESS POST 9-11
RIGHTS TRAINING CONFERENCE IN DENVER, COLORADO
| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department
today announced that U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service
Director Sharee M. Freeman will be a guest speaker at a civil rights training
conference luncheon. The conference - The Exercise and Enforcement
of Civil Rights Post 9/11 - will be held on October 9, 2003 at noon
at the Denver, Colorado Convention Center.
The conference will be held as a result
of collaboration among federal, state, and local government agencies,
as well as local bar associations and public advocates. The two-day conference
will provide critical information to elected officials, policy makers,
business leaders, the legal community, and community and advocacy organizations,
on civil rights enforcement during a period of heightened national security.
Immigration policy, racial profiling, health,
housing, employment, affirmative action, Native American programs, and
religious and language discrimination will be some of the specific topics
addressed by government and community leaders. Speakers at the conference
include Director Freeman, U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado John
W. Suthers, Colorado State Attorney General Ken Salazar, and Latin American
Research and Service Agency Executive Director Polly Baca.
The Community Relations Service is a unique
federal component dedicated to preventing and defusing community racial
and ethnic conflicts. More information about the Community Relations Service
can be found on the Justice Department's website at: www.usdoj.gov/crs.