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Media Advisory: United States Attorney’s Office, Inter-Religious Council of Linn County, and Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission to Host Forum on Protecting Places of Worship

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr., the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship.  Leaders of the interfaith community, representatives of houses of worship, and other community stakeholders and members are encouraged to attend to discuss hate crime laws, identifying and reporting hate crimes, and best practices for creating safe and secure houses of worship.  Speakers include officials from local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as from local community organizations.


Event Details

When:        5:30PM-8:30PM, Tuesday, October 22, 20019

Where:      Cedar Rapids Public Library- Whipple Auditorium

450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


This event is open to the press.  Photography permitted.  A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available. 

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Updated October 8, 2019

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