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Panel Discussion: Ending Anti-LGBTQ Violence Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Ending Anti-LGBTQ Violence
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceChildren, Teens, Adults, ESL, LEAP
LanguageEnglish
SummaryLGBTQ leaders address hate crimes in Seattle.
DescriptionBefore the PULSE nightclub massacre in Orlando — the deadliest shooting and worst hate crime in U.S. history — LGBTQ people were already the most likely targets of hate crimes in America. Seattle is famous for our active LGBTQ community, but we are not exempt. In 2015, 72 hate crimes against LGBTQ people were reported to the Seattle PD — double from the previous year. Nationwide, bias-motivated killings of LGBTQ people are rising, with people of color massively overrepresented as victims.

What can we do to combat violence and support justice from within? At this panel, hear and engage with leaders in the LGBTQ community and explore ways the community can work to change the root causes of harm and oppression, and ultimately end anti-LGBTQ violence.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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