Pitt Law Presents: Hate Crimes & Their Prosecution In The United States Today

18 Sep 2017


Following the events in Charlottesville, it has become tragically clear that hate groups are on the rise, and hate crimes have become more prevalent in the United States. What are the causes of this? Can anything be done to stop it? And what are the limits posed in resisting organized hate groups and those who promote violence against and hatred of others, given the constitutional protections of free speech and freedom of association that extend to all of us? Our panel of experts include a Pitt sociologist and law professor, an acting US Attorney, and Director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Corey Saylor. Join us on Constitution Day 2017 for a rich discussion on these important matters.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The University Club, 123 University Pl. Ballroom A, Pittsburgh, PA 15260