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HATE FREE Bo-ZONE Press Conference

  • Soroptimist Park Main Street and Rouse Ave Bozeman, MT 59715 (map)

DATE: May 11, 2017, Thursday

TIME: 5:00 PM to 5:15 PM

LOCATION: Soroptimist Park (Main St. and Rouse Ave), Bozeman

Honored and respected city and county officials and representatives of local religious communities and non-profit social justice organizations will speak to the press and the public on Thursday, May 11 at 5pm in Soroptimist Park on Main Street at Rouse Avenue, Bozeman, Montana.

The morning of Sunday, May 7, 2017, many Bozeman residents were shocked and appalled to find anti-Semitic hate flyers on their doorsteps. Many have been confused and angry about this anonymous “literature” drop and cowardly action. A unified response by our community leaders opposing these fear based tactics and bigoted ideas is essential. The following speakers will provide information and clarity for the Bozeman community, concrete steps on how to combat this hate, and a vision for a hate free Bozeman.

Hosts: Judith Heilman, The Montana Racial Equity Project; Travis McAdam, Montana Human Rights Network; and Rabbi Ed Stafman, Congregation Beth Shalom

Speakers:

·         Mayor Carson Taylor, City of Bozeman

·         Rabbi Ed Stafman, Congregation Beth Shalom

·         Travis McAdam, Montana Human Rights Network

·         Chief Steve Crawford, Bozeman Police Department

·         Sheriff Brian Gootkin, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

·         Rabbi Chaim Bruk, Chabad Lubavitch of Montana

·         Rev. Denise Rogers, Montana Hate Free Zone

·         Dr. Ahmed Al-Kaisy, on behalf of Bozeman’s Muslim Community

·         Rev. Jody McDevitt, Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association

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