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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: January 26, 2000

Law Enforcement Leaders, Scholars United for Change

Capital Region law enforcement and civil rights scholars from around the country will discuss hate crimes during California State University, Sacramento's all day program, "Changing Times: Ending Hate, Opening Minds," Thursday, Feb. 10 in the University Union Ballroom.

The day will begin at noon with a two-hour convocation - a time when instructors are urged to cancel classes, allowing the campus community to come together to listen to and exchange ideas on a specific issue.

Convocation speaker Evelyn Hu-DeHart, University of Colorado at Boulder's ethnic studies chair, will give a talk on "Redefining America." The multi-lingual Hu-DeHart has testified before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She founded the Asian/Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute.

There will be a Greater Sacramento Task Force on Hate Crimes public forum from 3 to 5 p.m. with Dorothy Enemoto, chair of the national task force on hate crimes, Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas, Sacramento Police Chief Arturo Venegas Jr., Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully, U.S. Attorney Paul Seave, and Jim Maddox, local Federal Bureau of Investigations director.

A lecture by Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will conclude the program at 7:30 p.m. Evers-Williams was the NAACP chairperson from 1995 to 1998. Tickets for Evers-Williams' talk, the second in the University's "Leaders and Legends" series, are $10 general and $5 for students. They are available at the Central Ticket Office, 278-4323, or at BASS ticket outlets. All other events in the program are free.

More information is available from the public affairs office, (916) 278-6156.


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