hate crimes

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9 PM

WVPE continues its month-long series of programs focusing on racial justice with another episode of Peace Talks Radio.

Two topics on this new program. First, Judy Goldberg visits with Arjun Singh Sethi who tells us about his book, American Hate - Survivors Speak Out born out of his travels across the country to represent those directly impacted by hate crimes. Through the conversation we learn how adversity can activate all of us to become more involved in our local communities by standing up to hate and injustice.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed hate crimes legislation into law. Two anti-abortion bills are headed to the governor’s desk. And the Senate approved a measure allowing pregnant minors to make their own health care decisions.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Brandon Smith

Hate crimes legislation advocates say Gov. Eric Holcomb should veto a current bias crimes bill if lawmakers don’t make it more comprehensive.

Holcomb Insists Hate Crimes Debate Isn't Over

Mar 26, 2019
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb insists this session’s debate over hate crimes legislation isn’t over. And he says he’ll continue to advocate for a more expansive list of victim characteristics in the measure.