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COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ADDRESS POST 9-11 CIVIL
RIGHTS TRAINING CONFERENCE IN DENVER, COLORADO


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2003
CONTACT:  

Daryl Borgquist
202/305-2966
Philip Arreola
303/844-2973

 
 

     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.

 

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