U.S. Attorney’s Office offers ‘United Against Hate’ civil rights event

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s Office will offer a civil rights outreach event in the Eastern Panhandle.

“United Against Hate: Protecting the People of West Virginia” will take place at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney on Tuesday, August 22 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. The event will highlight the Department of Justice United Against Hate initiative and explore other civil rights topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Environmental Justice.

The West Virginia State Bar is offering legal education credits. The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence is providing social work education credits. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is one of several outreach efforts within the Northern District of West Virginia.

To learn more about the District’s civil rights work, or to report a civil rights violation, go to https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv/civil-rights-program.

United Against Hate is a nationwide Department of Justice initiative to combat unlawful acts of hate. This initiative will connect federal, state, and local law enforcement with communities to help build trust and encourage people to report hate crimes and incidents.

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