Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Constitution Day: Hate Crimes And Their Prosecution In The United States Today

September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Following the events in Charlottesville, it has become tragically clear that hate groups are on the rise, and hate crimes have become more prevalent in the United States. What are the causes of this? Can anything be done to stop it? And what are the limits posed in resisting organized hate groups and those who promote violence against and hatred of others, given the constitutional protections of free speech and freedom of association that extend to all of us? Our panel of experts include a sociologist, a law professor, an acting US Attorney, and a representative of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization. View the flier here.