NKU to host documentary and discussion about hate crimes, social media and justice

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Thursday – Nov. 15, 2012

NKU to Host Documentary Preview and Discussion
on Hate Crimes, Social Media and Justice Nov. 28

– Northern Kentucky University will host “Hate Crimes, Social Media and Justice” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium. The program will include a preview of the documentary “Tulsa: Hate Crime Capital?” followed by a discussion featuring a panel of experts in law and journalism.

The program will explore the impact of hate crimes on society, the role of traditional and social media in shaping that impact and the effectiveness of criminal laws and proceedings for the perpetrators, victims and the broader community. The panel will also address how media bias and sensationalism affect justice and criminal prosecution.

The panelists will include Emmy award-winning filmmaker Professor Rachel Lyon, artist-in-residence at the NKU College of Informatics and the documentary’s producer; Dan Hurley, historian with WKRC Channel 12; Professor Jon Garon, director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute; and Professor Jennifer Kinsley, director of the NKU Chase College of Law Field Placement Program.

The program is sponsored by the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, NKU College of Informatics, Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, DePaul University's Center for Justice in Capital Cases, and UCLA.

A reception will follow the event. The program is free and open to the public and one hour of continuing legal education credit has been requested in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Attendees may register at http://bit.ly/Yngn80.

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