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in cooperation with
Roger Williams University
School of Justice Studies

Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
144 Anthony Road Portsmouth, RI

Monday, March 17, 2014


8:45a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking

9:30a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Stephanie Manzi, Ph.D. Dean,
School of Justice Studies

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent,
Rhode Island State Police

9:50a.m.- 10 a.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jodi L. Glass, coordinator, RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias

Alex Pacheco, Sophomore, Mt. Hope High School

10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Keynote Address “The Meaning of Matthew” by Judy Shepard,

co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation

11:00a.m.-11:15 a.m.


11:15a.m. – 12 Noon

Federal Hate Crime Law by Supervisory Special Agent Cynthia M. Deitle, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division

12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Assisting Local Government in Resolving Hate Crimes Issues by

United States Department of Justice, Community Relations Service

This program is sponsored in collaboration by the following grassroots RI organizations. 

We believe that working together is the key to effective change:
CABINS Community Against Bullying in Schools  ** AIDS Project RI  ** Youth Pride Inc  **
**Institute for the Study of Nonviolence  **  RI Pride**  **RI US Attorney’s Office**

We invite representatives from all RI and Southeastern Massachusetts Police Departments to attend.

There is no fee.  Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP by March 1, 2014 to: or fax to 401-272-4295