Mount Union to Host Panels on Hate Groups, Speech and Crime

September 25, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will tackle some of the most topical issues in society today through two panels on Tuesday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 10. 

The first panel, titled “The History of Hate Groups” will feature Dr. Wilson Huhn, director of the Constitutional Law Center at the University of Akron School of Law, and Dr. Donna DeBlasio, director of the Center for Applied History at Youngstown State University. 

The panelists will discuss the history of hate groups in the United States, how they recruited and politically motivated racism across the country.

This panel will take place in Chapman Hall Room 202 at 7 p.m. on Mount Union’s campus. 

The second panel will feature Dr. Martin Belsky, professor at the University of Akron School of Law, and Dr. J. Dean Carro from the law firm of Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley, and Matthews discussing “Hate Speech and Hate Crimes.”

Belsky will touch on recent statistics and cases of hate crimes and the legal standards applied to such issues. He will also discuss how states have responded to hate speech and hate crimes. 

This event will be held in Bracy Hall Room 04 at 7 p.m. on Mount Union’s campus.

Both events are free and open to the public and are hosted by Mount Union’s Department of Political Science and International Studies.

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