By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The California State University, San Bernardino Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, in association with Assembly Select Committee on the State of Hate, will host an informal hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The hearing, to begin at 4 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater, will feature a panel discussion with Brian Levin, CSUSB professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study on Hate and Extremism, along with representatives from the the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and a former leader of a white nationalist group.
At a time when hate is on the rise, this hearing takes on increased importance, and will focus on the current state of white nationalism, neo-Nazism and other forms of hate in California in an effort to explore ways to effectively address it.
The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required to attend.
Reservations may be made online at the Select Committee of the State of Hate Informal Hearing event webpage of state Assemblymember Richard Bloom, chair of the select committee.
Scheduled to appear with Levin are:
- Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica);
- Assemblymember James Ramos (D-Rancho Cucamonga);
- Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside);
- Rick Eaton (Simon Wiesenthal Center);
- Deputy Sherriff Greg Jones (San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department); and
- Jeff Schoep (Former White Nationalist and Leader of the National Socialist Movement)
For more information, contact Melissa Kaufler of Assemblymember Bloom’s Office at(661) 210-9976 or Melissa.Kaufler@asm.ca.gov.