Hate crime conference at UMKC

US Attorney Tammy DIckinson A hate crimes conference today at UMKC will feature local and national experts.

The Department of Justice Community Task Force on Hate Crimes is presenting the event addressing hate within the community and schools.

“It requires the united effort of our entire community, working together, to combat prejudice in our neighborhoods and bullying in our schools,” U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson told the Kansas City Star when the conference was announced.

Among those speaking will be bullying expert Suellen Fried, who wrote “Banishing Bully Behavior: Transforming the Pain, Rage and Revenge.”

Bobby Bell Sr., a retired Kansas City Chief who is in the pro Football Hall of Fame, will also talk about racial injustice in football.

Among other listed speakers is Leonard Zeskind, president of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, who will talk about white nationalism in Missouri and Kansas.

The event lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry St., Room 401.

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