Thursday, March 27, 2008
Brooklyn College hosts Hate Crimes Prevention Conference
A COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
TO PREVENT HATE CRIMES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, LIGHT BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION BEGIN AT 8:30 AM
BROOKLYN COLLEGE CONFERENCE CENTER, CAMPUS ROAD & EAST 27TH STREET
RSVP by 4/1/08 to Hoi Chan at 212-983-4800 x121, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or register online at www.waab.org.
This event is free of charge and has been generously underwritten by the JCRC of NY, with
space sponsored by the Brooklyn College Conference Center.
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
This Conference will allow professionals, community leaders, activists, advocates, agency executives,
educators and case workers to gain some best practices, tools, and resources for preventing hate crimes
in their work and daily lives.
Event Program Highlights include presentations by:
Hassan Askari, Bangladeshi Muslim who defended a Jewish man who was being attacked by a gang of ten;
Devorah Halberstam, Director of Foundation and Government Services at the Jewish Children's Museum;
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes; Inspector Michael Osgood of the New York Police Department
Hate Crimes Task Force; Keynote Speaker Rev. Clinton Miller, Brown Memorial Baptist Church;
a special performance by CityKids Repertory Company; an audio presentation from StoryCorps; and
Henna White, Mothers to Mothers.
This event will also feature representatives of:
The American Jewish Committee - New York Chapter, Anti-Defamation League - New York Region, Brooklyn College,
CAMBA, Council of Peoples Organization, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Crown Heights Youth
Collective, Greater Southern Brooklyn Health Coalition, JCRC-NY/CAUSE-NY, Mt. Zion Church of God, New York
City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP), New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York Lawyers
for the Public Interest, Project REACH, United Sikhs, and YouthBridge-NY.
We Are All Brooklyn
Center for the Study of Brooklyn
Jewish Community Relations Council of NY / CAUSE-NY
We Are All Brooklyn Coalition receives technical and coalition building consultation from
CAUSE-NY, the intergroup relations division of the JCRC-NY. The JCRC is an affiliate of
UJA-Federation of NY.
Brooklyn College support from: Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance & Diversity;
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies; The Women’s Center; and The Division
of Student Affairs.
Visit www.waab.org for more information.