Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is hosting Hate Crimes and the LGBT Community: Connecting Federal and Local Responses on Nov. 8.
The event aims to educate the community on hate crimes as related to the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/ally) community and explain why and when the FBI would get involved.
The two-part event includes:
· A presentation by the FBI from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and
· A panel discussion including local law enforcement and community members from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The event is a partnership among Ivy Tech Northeast, the Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition, and IPFW. It will be held at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.
The Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition is an advocacy group whose goal is to serve the LGBTQ community in Allen County and surrounding areas. Comprised of LGBTQ-affirming non-profit organizations, the Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition seeks to act as a collective alliance and voice for the LGBTQ community.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.