By Barry Amundson on Mar 26, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota’ s U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler has announced a forum on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities in South Dakota.
The discussion will revolve around responding to hate and bias crimes targeted against these groups.A representative from the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) will help lead the discussion.
The forum will be Thursday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Library in downtown Sioux Falls at 200 N. Dakota Avenue.
The free conference is open to the public and will feature conversations with leaders of diverse community, faith-based, and no-profit organizations in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas.
CRS is authorized to work with communities to help them develop the capacity to prevent and respond more effectively to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
The forum is being held in conjunction with the FBI, Minnehaha County States Attorney’s Office, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux Falls Police Department and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.