Symposium on Hate Crimes, Cyber Hate Slated March 12

by Public Relations | Jan 31, 2019

LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent College  Criminology Department will host a symposium entitled “The Face of Hate: The Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes” at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Fred M. Rogers Center.

Featured speakers will include Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Williams and Dr. Robin Valeri, professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University.

Williams, from Charleston, South Carolina, led a team of Department of Justice lawyers in successfully prosecuting the case United States vs. Dylann Roof. Roof was charged with murdering nine parishioners during a church Bible study session in Charleston, and is currently on federal death row thanks to the prosecution led by Williams.

Valeri is a widely-published author on the issue of hate crimes and domestic terrorism. She will discuss the phenomenon of cyber hate, with a focus on online anti-Semitism.

Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the symposium is free and open to the public. Attendees are urged to RSVP by contacting Sandra Frye in the Saint Vincent Department of Criminology, Law and Society at 724-805-2670 or

Questions or requests for further information can be directed to Bruce Antkowiak, chair of the Criminology Department and head counsel for Saint Vincent College and Archabbey, at


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