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Hate crimes are on the rise in California.  Join a webinar on Thursday, May 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to learn how county and local governments are addressing hate crimes.


A panel will provide timely and important information about the current hate crimes crisis, actions state, county and local government agencies are taking against the perpetrators, and how victims can utilize their support services.

  • Becky Monroe, Civil Rights Department, State of California
  • Simon O’Connell, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Contra Costa County
  • Jamie Knox, Police Chief, City of Walnut Creek
  • Mary C. Taylor, Moderator, Walnut Creek community activist
  • The Library will provide closed captioning for this event and simultaneous Spanish interpretation. The program will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube channel after the event.Sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, CCTV, and the Contra Costa County Library.

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