UNH and Durham host daylong educational session on hate crimes
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
August 5, 2004
WHAT: Partnering for a Safe Community is a professional development
opportunity for law enforcement, educators and service providers
to learn more about hate crimes and bias.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Granite State Room in the Memorial Union Building on the
Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire.
DETAILS: Opening comments will be made by UNH President Ann Weaver
Hart and New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte at 9 a.m.,
followed by an overview of hate crimes by Director of Community
Relations Services for the U.S. Department of Justice’s New
England Region Frank Amoroso. Keynote speaker Andrew Tarsy, New
England executive director of the Anti-Defamation League, will
speak from 10-11 a.m. at 11:15 a.m., a panel of local citizens
will share their stories and perspectives. Panelists include Sam
Chan, representing the Laotian community; Richard Haynes, a member
of the Portsmouth chapter of the NAACP; Ben Guiliani, executive
director of the Maine Migrant Workers Advocate Group; Mosses Sebunya,
a member of the Muslim community; and Adam Solender, member of
the Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester.
Police departments across the state, including Portsmouth, Keene,
Newton, Somersworth, Exeter, Derry, Durham, UNH and the University
of Vermont, will be represented as well as school districts and
other organizations. Participating schools include Hampton, Nottingham,
Dover, Hooksett and Auburn/Candia.
CONTACT: Erika Mantz at 603-862-1567 to indicate if you will be