Perspectives on Understanding and Responding to Hate Crimes
Crimes of violence against Asian Americans have focused our attention on the devastating impact of hate crime. Hate crimes against all communities are increasing and in recent years and months have reached record levels. Crimes motivated by bias based on race, gender, gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity continue to traumatize our communities. This program will examine crimes and threats motivated by bigotry and hatred and what is being done in response.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will provide opening remarks and Nancy Conrad, Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Diversity Team, will open the program with an overview of the pertinent statutes and a conversation about the impact of hate crimes on the personal and professional lives of members of our profession and community.
Join the conversation with our distinguished panel as they discuss:
- The difference between state and federal hate crime laws.
- The difference between state and federal reporting laws.
- The remedies available for hate crime related conduct.
- The impact of hate crimes on the personal and professional lives of members of our profession.
- The individual and community response to hate crimes and conduct.
- Corbett L. Anderson Esq., Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
- Sharon D. Barney Esq., Penn State Law
- Nancy Conrad Esq., White and Williams LLP
- Attorney General Joshua D. Shapiro, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
- Richard T. Ting Esq., Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
- Honorable Stella M. Tsai, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- Denise S. Wolf Esq., U.S. Attorneys Office - Eastern District of PA