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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

The United States Attorney’s Office is hosting a Civil Rights Conference at 1:00 p.m. on April 30, 2012, at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Judy Shepard, President and Co-Founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and others will meet to discuss a variety of topics dealing with civil rights.

Several featured press opportunities are as follows:

1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. U.S. Attorney Johnson will deliver remarks at an opening ceremony,
followed by remarks during plenary session by (listed sequentially):
Andre Oliver, President of the Sioux Falls Diversity Council, J.R.
LaPlante, South Dakota Secretary for Tribal Relations, Assistant Attorney
General Perez, and Judy Shepard
Washington Pavilion
Belbas Theatre
301 South Main
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
OPEN PRESS

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Breakout sessions on the following topics: Rights of Persons with
Disabilities and Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation
Washington Pavilion
Belbas Theatre/Schulte Room
301 South Main
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
OPEN PRESS

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Breakout sessions on the following topics: Bullying and Discrimination in Schools and Police and the Community
Washington Pavilion
Belbas Theatre/Schulte Room
301 South Main
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
OPEN PRESS

5:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony
Washington Pavilion
Belbas Theatre
301 South Main
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
OPEN PRESS

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo-I.D. (such as driver’s licence) as well as valid media credentials. Upon arrival, media should check in at the registration table outside the Belbas Theatre at the Washington Pavilion. For additional information, contact Assistant United States Attorney Mark Salter in Sioux Falls, SD, at (605) 357-2360.

 

 

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