California Assembly to Hold Hearing on State of Hate

Tonight, May 2, 2019 at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center, the Committee on the State of Hate will examine the current state of hate speech and crimes in California. The first committees hearing, in association with Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute, will convene a group of panelists on the current state of hate in California and specifically will discuss the rise of hate groups and the need for more statewide intervention. The hearing’s panel is comprised of representatives from the Anti-Defamation League, the LA County Human Relations Commission, and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau.

Whether they occur in our schools, college campuses, or workplaces, acts of intolerance and hate are local, state, and national concerns and as a result, they require thoughtful, multi-jurisdictional solutions. The Select Committee on the State of Hate will provide an opportunity for legislators and thought-leaders to come together and collaborate on these solutions.

Thursday, May 2, from 7:00-8:30pm

Santa Monica Performing Arts Center, East Wing

1310 11th Street (NW Corner of 11th & Santa Monica Boulevard)

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Panelists will include  Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – San Francisco), Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D – San Fernando Valley), Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D – Culver City), Joanna Mendelson, Anti-Defamation League, Marshall Wong, Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, Commander David Kowalski, Los Angeles Police Department and Brianne Gilbert, Loyola Marymount University

Richard Bloom chairs the Assembly Select Committee on the State of Hate.

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