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Hate Crimes Awareness Roundtable Discussion

Hate Crimes Awareness Roundtable Discussion

The “Stay Proud, Be Loud” Hate Crimes Awareness initiative sponsored by Miller Coors will be presenting a Roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 4th starting at 2:45 pm at The Round Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. All community leaders, Dallas Tavern Guild members, area merchants and interested parties are encouraged to attend. There will also be posters, table tents and wallet cards for attendees as take-aways.

Here is the agenda:

  1. Michael Doughman, Tavern Guild to provide Introduction (for example, of agenda and outline for roundtable)
  2. Jason Marsden & Michael Nordman – MSF Staff/MillerCoors Rep – Frame our Public-Facing collaboration with MillerCoors (this is what MSF is doing with MillerCoors) regarding pro-training, pro-safety components.  “Please join us later today at Cedar Springs Taphouse, where we will release this public facing collaboration upfront.”  Jason will also give some background around our work and this collaboration.
  3. Judy Shepard presents her story/provides historical background (Matthew 1998 and the Shepard-Byrd Act 2009)
  4. Subject Matter Experts
    Police Department and/or Sheriff’s Department Rep. (Barbara Hobbs, Laura Martin or Lupe) to discuss – how the agency takes these cases seriously and what resources the dept. offers the LGBTQ community
    > Hallie Ivey, FBI Representative, discussing how federal enforcement of the Shepard-Byrd Act works, liaising with local law enforcement, need for information.
    > Nicole Dana – Assistant US Attorney – presentation around the role of federal prosecutors in using Shepard-Byrd for LGBTQ-related hate crimes in states without state-level LGBTQ inclusion in their laws.
    > Lou Weaver – Equality Texas and Rafael McDonnell -The Resource Center – the community response
  5. Q & A Session
    [Note:  MSF would have a strategy for resolving the issues brought forward during Q&A]

Note:  Media Availability segment at 1 p.m. during Tavern Guild Meeting
⦁ Judy Shepard and ???