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"Race & Hate Crimes in America" Forum

In appreciation of Black History Month, FAU’s Agora Project, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs invite you to a forum on “Race and Hate Crimes in America” on February 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with reception to follow, in BU 120 on the Boca Raton campus.

The event will include a screening of the documentary film Hate Crimes in the Heartland followed by a forum session moderated by Dr. Derrick White, Associate Professor of History at FAU.

Panelists include Graham Brown, President FAU chapter of Dream Defenders; Bill Diggs, Founder 100 Black Men of South Florida; Rachel Lyons, Writer/Director/Producer Hate Crimes in the Heatland; Pablo del Real, community activist; Dr. Christopher Strain, Professor of American Studies Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Rhonda Swan, columnist and member of the Palm Beach Post editorial board.

Dr. William Trapani, the Director of the FAU’s Agora Project says, “We are very fortunate to host the Florida premiere of this important documentary and are honored to have such expert panelists participating in this important conversation. Hate crimes against all peoples continue to rise and in this, the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it is important for all of us to reflect on constructive dialogue and steps we can take to reduce intolerance and incidences of hate crimes in our communities.”

Attendance to the event is free but you are encouraged to RSVP @ www.hchfloridascreening.eventbrite.com . For questions about this event or the Agora Project and its efforts contact agoraproject@fau.edu or Dr. William Trapani (wtrapan1@fau.edu).

 Last Modified 1/23/14