October 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
D.C. hate crimes forum location changes

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A forum on hate crimes will take place at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District’s headquarters on Oct. 25, 2017.

A community forum called “Prosecuting Hate: Looking at Hate/Bias Crimes in the District of Columbia” scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. will take place at the Third District D.C. Police Headquarters at 1620 V St., N.W.
 
The event, organized by the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, was originally scheduled to take place at the city’s Reeves Center building at 14th and U Streets, 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 related to hate crimes based on “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression” and other categories, including homelessness and physical disability.
 
Among those expected to participate in the forum are members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s LGBT Liaison Unit and representatives of the D.C. Anti-Violence Project, which is an arm of the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community. Also scheduled to participate are members of the U.S. Attorney’s Hate-Bias Task Force.
 
The Third District’s headquarters is located four blocks west of the U Street-Cardozo Metro station.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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