Southern Poverty Law Center Official to Speak Oct. 2

Lecia Brooks
Lecia Brooks

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks will discuss “The State of Hate and Extremism” as part of the Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign on Monday, Oct. 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of a campaign reaffirming the university’s core values and its commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living and learning environment for every member of the campus community.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is the leading nonprofit U.S. organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists. There, Brooks leads outreach efforts on key initiatives and social justice issues and she frequently gives presentations around the country to promote tolerance and diversity.

Brooks also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, an interpretive center designed to provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement.

For questions, or to discuss accessibility needs for the event, email diversity@umass.edu.