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21st Century America: The Re-Emergence of Hate Crimes
Concord Prison Outreach invites you to our Community Discussion series focusing on hate crimes across the United States.

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Main Speaker: Sam Williams


February 27, 2023: Hate Crime in the 21st Century
Featuring National Hate Crime Expert, Dr. Jack McDevitt

March 6, 2023: Who’s Really Counting?
National Inconsistencies in Data Collection

March 13, 2023: Sharing Your Story? (VIRTUAL ONLY)
It Happened to Me Too

March 20, 2023: Whose Heritage?
Buildings, Monuments, & Roadways

March 27, 2023: Moving Beyond Hate:
Restorative Action Planning

Over the last two decades, Americans have witnessed a wide array of social behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes that have caused great harm to our society. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the number of active hate groups has jumped from 784 to 892, based on information gathered from hate group publications, citizen reports, enforcement agencies, field sources, web posting, and news reports. Where is this new wave of hate coming from in America? Is hate a human biological condition or is it being driven by industrialization and epigenetics?

This five-week series will examine the intersections between social science data, cultural attitudes and beliefs, regionalism, policymaking, and health focused interventions. Using a trauma-informed format, we intend to apply Restorative Justice principles and practices, breath work, storytelling, and active listening skills to explore, understand, and develop practical solutions to identify hate motivated crimes in our community.

Sponsored by: Trinitarian Congregational Church of Concord, MA, Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, Sudbury Cultural Council, Concord Cultural Council, Northeastern University’s Center on Crime, Race, and Justice, & Middlesex Savings Bank.

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Mar 27, 2023 06:00 PM
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