June 11, 2011... Miami Beach, Fl - Today we had a wonderful
turnout, exchange of information, personal stories & a blueprint
on how to report, reduce & react to Hate Crimes &
discrimination across our community.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida was proud to offer the
1st State of Hate Workshop, and honored that you participated.
A Special thank you to Assistant State Atty. Natalie Hanan,
Detective Juan Sanchez (MBPD), Jai Rodriguez, PFLAG Hialeah,
Pridelines, Safe Schools, "Please Don't Hate Me!" Campaign, Gay
American Heroes Memorial and ALL who dedicated their
Saturday to such an important discussion. Thank you to David's
Café & Savor Catering for making today possible. Who knew
café con leche also came in a box & mini cuban sandwiches
could be this tasty, encourage such great dialogue and a
positive exchange of ideas- how wonderful!
- We agreed to share contact information with all at the mtg.
to improve communication amongst local activists/groups.
- Det. Sanchez & Herb Sosa will develop materials for easy
reprinting & encourage all MB LGBTQ Businesses, especially bars
& media/publications, to reprint regularly as part of their promo
flyers - encouraging safety measures to avoid being a victim of
a (hate) crime. LGBT Business Enhancement Committee & Gay &
Lesbian Chamber of Commerece will be key to get this message
out to the businesses & encourage participation.
- All org. representatives present to contribute a paragraph or 2
(by next Wednesday) for a State of Hate Newsletter to be
produced & distributed electronically by UC|CU, informing all of
todays results, community resources, laws, proceedures - relating
to hate crimes avoiding, reporting & prosecution.
- Ambiente Magazine offered an ongoing vehicle for all orgs. to
reach out to their LGBTQ & supporters - readership.
- Follow-up State of Hate Workshop in approx 90 days to review
progress, continue to discuss issues of Hate in our community,
encourage religious & other community groups to participate,
and find new ways to reach the community with preventive
hate & crime tools/messages. Amy Carswell, Enbar Cohen &
Natalie Hanan to assist in reaching out & invite community
groups not previously involved.
- Consider future State of Hate Worskhops across South Florida
- reaching out to their communities in need of dialogue, discussions
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