ACTION: News Briefing on Rise in Hate Crimes

stop_hate11This Monday, national civil rights organizations will hold a news briefing to denounce the rise in hate crimes affecting communities of color across the country.

Last Friday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m., members of the community held a candlelight vigil for Marcello Lucero at the Patchogue Train Station.

Calling it a “wake up call for America,” four national civil rights organizations will hold a joint news conference on Monday, November 24 to denounce the recent wave of brutal hate crimes against communities of color.

Representatives from NCLR, the Asian American Justice Center, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) will address the recent FBI report on the rise in hate crimes nationally, as well as a number of other incidents of hate during and since the election.

The event will include streaming video and telephonic dial-in capabilities.

WHERE:                  
Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

VIDEO STREAM:  
http://www.nclr.org/risinghatecrimes

DIAL-IN:                  
(866) 835-8893

Read the complete WCBS-TV article:  www.wcbstv.com/topstories/hate.crime.bias.2.861881.html

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