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Civil Rights Attorney Kristen Clarke to Speak on the Rise of Hate Crimes

Contributed by Thomas Shevory on 08/30/19 

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“Confronting the Rise of Hate Crimes and White Supremacy.”
Kristen Clarke
National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:00 PM, Textor 102

Kristen Clarke, president & executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all.  The Lawyers’ Committee seeks to promote fair housing and community development, economic justice, voting rights, equal educational opportunity, criminal justice, judicial diversity and more.

Clarke recently represented Taylor Dumpson, the first black woman to serve as student government president at American University in her lawsuit against Andrew Anglin, the founder and editor of the Daily Stormer, alleging he initiated a racist “troll storm” against her that made her fear for her life and disrupted her ability to pursue her education.  On August 10, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, established new legal precedent, ruling that racist online trolling activity can interfere with one’s equal access to a public accommodation.

(Read a New York Times article on the case here.)

(Read a Washington Post article on the case here.)

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