Media Advisory: University of Northern Iowa Hosts Hate Crimes/Bias Incident Forum
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa is joining with the FBI, DOJ’s Community Relations Service, Black Hawk County Attorney and Sheriff’s Offices, Waterloo Police Department, Waterloo’s Human Rights Commission, and the Cedar Falls Police Department to host a forum designed to identify and address key issues related to hate crime reporting, investigation, prosecution and prevention. The forum is designed to build collaboration among key partners in an effort to prevent and respond to bias incidents and hate crimes.
U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau will be present and joined by Darryck Dean, a DOJ Conciliation Specialist with the Community Relations Service located in Kansas City. Mr. Dean was actively involved in community conciliation efforts following the incidents in Ferguson, Mo. A flyer announcing the forum is attached.
When: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Where: University of Northern Iowa – Center for Urban Education
800 Sycamore, Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Time: Starts at 6:00 p.m., ends at 8:00 p.m.
This is a “pen and pad” opportunity for the press. Photography permitted. A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available.
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