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Protecting Places of Worship Forum

Post Date:03/15/2019 4:37 PM

United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship on April 25, 2019, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street. 

Leaders of the interfaith community, representatives of houses of worship, and other community stakeholders and members are encouraged to attend to discuss hate crime laws, identifying and reporting hate crimes, and best practices for creating safe and secure houses of worship.  The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Sioux City Police Department.

This event is free and open to the public.  A light meal will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by contacting the Human Rights Commission at 279-6985 no later than April 23rd.

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