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Community Hate Crime forum set Feb. 7 at Idaho State University

January 26, 2019

POCATELLO – A Community Hate Crime Forum presented by Idaho State University’s Gender Resource Center and Diversity Resource Center will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suites.

In an open forum, Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand and other community leaders will discuss the dramatic increase in hate crimes reported nationwide.

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program ’s annual Hate Crimes Statistics report, law enforcement agencies reported double-digit increases nationally in hate incidents in 2017 compared to 2016 — a year-over-year jump of 17 percent nationwide.

Hate crimes can have a ripple effect throughout an entire community. This event will open a dialogue on hate crimes and how we can better understand what they are and how to address them.

For more information contact Stephanie Richardson, assistant director of programming at the Gender Resource Center, 208-282-3590 or richstep@isu.edu; or Henry Evans, associate director of the ISU Office of Equity and Inclusion.

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