EJS to Present at Hearing on Hate Violence on Sept. 21

Chris Bridges of the Equal Justice Society will be among the experts testifying at a hearing on hate violence conducted by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council on Monday, September 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

and/or by phone at: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 88119584638

Hate violence is violence or threats of violence motivated by someone’s disability, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, where they are originally from, or other personal characteristic. Hate violence is an especially potent form of violence that persists in California despite being unlawful under criminal and civil laws.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council invites the public to a free, virtual hearing about hate violence in California. The Council will receive expert testimony and public comment.

The Council has statutory authority to promulgate regulations and to hold hearings and issue reports to advance civil rights in California.

The Council is part of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), which is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of DFEH is to protect the people of California from hate violence, human trafficking, and discrimination in employment, housing, businesses of every kind, and state- funded programs and activities. http://www.dfeh.ca.gov.

Session 1: Current Trends, Targeted Communities, and Causes
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Session 2: Reducing Hate Violence:
Legal, Policy, and Community Interventions
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Public Comment
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Asian Pacific Policy Planning Council
  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • California Department of Justice
  • California Rural Legal Assistance
  • Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, CSU San Bernardino
  • Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office
  • Equal Justice Society
  • Lambda Legal
  • Rebirth Homes
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
  • Riverside Police Department
  • Sahaba Initiative
  • Stanford Law School
  • TODEC Legal Center

Public comment provided orally during the hearing will be limited to 3 minutes each. Written public comment may be emailed to: fehcouncil@dfeh.ca.gov. Requests for accommodations may be made via fehcouncil@dfeh.ca.gov, 844-541-2877, or 711.

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