Posted on December 07, 2016 in Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec 7, 2016
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Expert Panel Examines Underreporting of Hate Crimes, Recent Uptick & Solutions
Washington, DC – On Thursday, Dec 8, the Arab American Institute will hold a briefing at 10:30AM to discuss the recent post-election uptick in hate incidents, the historic problem of underreporting considering the 2015 hate crime data and potential reporting and policy solutions. This panel provides an excellent opportunity for congressional staffers who are preparing for 2017 legislative priorities and confirmation hearings to learn first-hand from community experts about what they are witnessing and what policy solutions they envision.
“Our nation has witnessed an alarming uptick in hate incidents following an already difficult campaign season. Although hate crimes suffer from historic underreporting, we can do better, and we must. We owe it to our most vulnerable to shine a spotlight on this issue so that we can find and implement real policy solutions,” said AAI Executive Director, Maya Berry.
Arjun Singh Sethi, Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition
Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project Director, Southern Poverty Law Center
Madihha Ahussain, Staff Attorney, Muslim Advocates
Maya Berry, Executive Director, Arab American Institute
WHAT: Briefing addressing recent uptick in hate crimes
WHEN: Thursday, Dec 8 2016; 10:30-11:30AM
WHERE: First St NE, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11
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Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent. AAI provides policy, research and public affairs services to support a broad range of community activities. For more information, please visit www.aaiusa.org.