LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Lock Haven University’s President’s Commission on LGBT Issues, Safe Zone and Campus Violence Prevention Program are sponsoring a speech on hate crimes as part of Gay Pride Week at LHU. Ann M. Van Dyke will present "The State of Hate in Pennsylvania...and the Good News" on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. in Ulmer Planetarium. The event is free and open to the public.
Ms. Van Dyke is an investigator and trainer in the Education and Community Services Division of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. She has been with PHRC since 1979. PHRC enforces the state's civil rights laws and provides technical assistance on civil rights and diversity issues. Since 1989, she has had the responsibility of providing technical assistance to employers, employee groups, municipalities, schools, campuses and religious and citizens' groups. In addition to monitoring racial supremacist group activity in Pennsylvania, she assists communities and schools that are dealing with hate crimes and inter-group tensions related to demographic change.
She has been interviewed on hate crimes by NBC's 20/20, A & E Investigative Reports, National Public Radio, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Ms. Van Dyke has been certified by the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct hate crimes training for police.
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