Battling Hate/Building Understanding: Forum on Hate Crimes
October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm at the San Diego History Center
It’s been 20 years since the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, WY and nearly 27 years since the fatal stabbing of 17-year old John Robert Wear in Hillcrest.
Hate crimes are on the rise in San Diego and throughout the nation.
Join a hate crimes expert from the FBI and other law enforcement as they discuss local and national trends and speak on their findings. Learn how to recognize and report hate crimes, and about the supportive services available for hate crime victims.
After the presentation, participants will walk about 50 yards to the Harvey Milk bench where historian and exhibition curator Lillian Faderman will say a few words about Milk. This year is the 40th anniversary of his murder. Then we will take a candlelight walk across the Cabrillo Bridge to reassemble near the Kate Sessions statue to say a few words in memory of hate crimes victims.
This program is the first in a series at the History Center devoted to Battling Hate & Building Understanding. Future programs will look at issues of LGBTQ+ school-based bullying, and San Diego based social justice advocacy being done around racism, homophobia and transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, and anti-immigrant sentiment.
Free for Members & Non-Members