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Shades of hate — then, now, tomorrow (an evening of stories and conversations)

The Los Angeles Theatre Center , 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles

There’s nothing new about hate in California. From its earliest days — long before the state’s entry into the union — the territory’s residents have faced prejudice and acts of hate. Throughout history, several communities have experienced heightened levels of this — whether for their race, religion, gender, sexuality, national origin, skin tone, physical capabilities or any other factor.

On Wednesday, May 30, KPCC and ProPublica partner to take a deep and dynamic look at the past and future of hate crimes — and current experiences — in Southern California.

Join KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez and ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson for moderated conversations with experts, researchers and community leaders. You’ll also hear firsthand from fellow Angelenos as they share their experiences with hate and prejudice.



Malissia R. Clinton – senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, The Aerospace Corporation

Edward Dunbar – clinical professor of psychology, UCLA

Traci Kato-Kiriyama – artist, PULLproject Ensemble; organizer, VigilantLOVE Coalition; director/cofounder, Tuesday Night Project

Amjad Mahmood Khan – partner, Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP; adjunct professor, UCLA Law School; and national director of public affairs, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA

Brian Levin – director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at CSU San Bernardino

Irene Monica Sanchez, PhD – poet, writer and ethnic studies educator at Azusa Unified School District and Bard College-Los Angeles 

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed
Cesar Arredondo
Cheryl Farrell
Sonia Smith-Kang
Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Bruce Lemon
Dante Mitchell

Help KPCC, ProPublica and a coalition of organizations create a hate crime database.

Have you experienced hate speech?

This event is supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation.