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Civil rights symposium scheduled in Overland Park

April 4, 2012

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— A researcher who investigates hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center will be the featured speaker at a June civil rights symposium in Kansas.

Michelle Bramblett is information manager for the group's Intelligence Project. Bramblett is expected to talk about the center's work tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.

Bramblett will be among several speakers June 8 at the daylong event sponsored by the U.S. attorney's office on federal civil rights enforcement in Kansas. Other topics will include human trafficking, civil rights for returning veterans and the rights guaranteed under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The symposium takes place at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. It's free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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