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Posted on: June 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Securing Sacred Spaces

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Date: July 28, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: online
Register by July 26, 2022
Download the flyer for more information.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (GOHS), and partners, cordially invite you to attend the third quarterly event of our virtual learning series for Faith-based Organizations. This learning series provides valuable information to religious leaders, security personnel and members of houses of worship to enhance security and  resilience.

Case Study of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church Shooting
Nathan Williams
Former Criminal Chief, United States Attorney’s Office District of South Carolina

On June 15, 2015, Dylann Roof entered Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and murdered nine parishioners during Bible study. Roof was charged with federal hate crimes, tried, and sentenced to death in 2017. Nathan Williams, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina, and one of the prosecutors who tried Dylann Roof, will discuss the motives behind Roof’s attack, Roof’s online radicalization and preparation for his crimes, the timeline of Roof’s attack, and  the evidence that was used to convict Roof.

Hate in Pennsylvania
Lieutenant William C. Slaton
Heritage Affairs Section Commander
Pennsylvania State Police, Office of Community Engagement

What constitutes a hate crime in Pennsylvania? Lieutenant William C. Slaton will provide an overview of the Pennsylvania State Police’s Heritage Affairs Section (HAS), and how they can be a resource to your organization. He will discuss the ‘State of Hate’ in Pennsylvania: Hate Crimes and Bias incidents occurring within Pennsylvania to  include current statistics and synopsis; the difference between Hate Crimes and Hate Speech; how to recognize and report a Hate Crime; what to do if you are a victim of a  Hate Crime; and the Community Response to Hate Crimes.

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