The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia is inviting D.C. residents, including members of the LGBT community, to participate in an upcoming forum called “Prosecuting Hate: Looking At Hate/Bias Crimes in the District of Columbia.”
The event is scheduled to take place Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the city’s Reeves Municipal Center building at 2000 14th St., N.W.
A flier announcing the forum says its aim is to bring together law enforcement officials and the community to gain a better understanding of issues surrounding hate crimes related to “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression” and other categories, including homelessness and physical disability.
William Miller, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the event will consist of an official meeting of the U.S. Attorney’s Hate-Bias Task Force brought directly into the community.
“The Hate-Bias Task Force is a collaboration of agency and community partners in the District who focus on addressing the needs of the various affinity groups in the city combating hate-bias crimes,” Miller told the Washington Blade.