Preventing and Responding to Inter-Group Tensions

Posted on 9/6/2011 12:58:04 PM

“Preventing and Responding to Inter-Group Tensions” is a free training session open to the IUP and local community.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Location: Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
End Time: 4:00 p.m.

Topics include the following:

  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and its application to higher education and police/community relations
  • Demographic change in the state and counties
  • Inclusion and exclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in state and federal laws
  • Pennsylvania hate crimes law
  • Pennsylvania Crimes Code
  • Hate crime trends in state
  • Examples of bias incidents
  • Federal Shepard/Byrd hate crimes law
  • Supremacist group activity in state
  • Guidance regarding community response to public demonstrations
  • Scenarios of tension situations on campuses and in communities

Trainers Include:

Ann Van Dyke

Civil Rights Investigator and Trainer
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Knight Sor

Conciliation Specialist
Community Relations Service
U. S. Department of Justice

Carl Summerson, Esq.

Hearing Examiner
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Lt. Tracy E. Brown

Heritage Affairs
Pennsylvania State Police Office

Space is limited. Please RSVP by e-mail to or call 724-357-4799.

Sponsored by

  • IUP Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Commission
  • IUP Center for Health and Well‐Being
  • IUP Haven Project
  • IUP Division of Student Affairs
  • IUP Office of Student Conduct
  • IUP Department of Public Safety/University Police