INFORMATIONAL HEARING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Combatting Hate While Protecting the Constitution

October 3, 2017

9:00 a.m.

State Capitol, Hearing Room 112

AGENDA

I. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS BY CHAIRS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS

II. THE CONSTITUTION AND HATE: AN OVERVIEW

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

III. BACKGROUND ON HATE GROUPS IN CALIFORNIA

Joanna Mendelson, Senior Investigative Researcher, Anti-Defamation League

IV. IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN TARGETED

Saad Sweilem, Civil Rights Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Jessica Trubowitch, Community Building Director, Jewish Community Relations Council

Jo Michael, Legislative Manager, Equality California

Joseph Villela, Director of Policy, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Eric Harris, Chief Lobbyist, NAACP — California Chapter

V. MEETING THE CHALLENGE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE FIELD

Andrew Greenwood, Chief of Police, City of Berkeley

Dawn Theodora, University Counsel, California State University, San Luis Obispo

Warren Stanley, Acting Commissioner, California Highway Patrol

Scott Silsbee, Assistant Commissioner, California Highway Patrol

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT

VII. CLOSING REMARKS BY CHAIRS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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