Was that a noose I saw hanging? Hate Crimes and Racial Climate in San Diego

January 31

Dr. Lei-Chala Wilson, San Diego County Deputy Public Defender, President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and First Vice President of the San Diego chr of the NAACP.

Hate crimes against individuals because of their actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation are on the rise. Recent San Diego County incidents include the placement of nooses and swastikas, vandalism, and physical attacks motivated by the victim's race. This community forum will provide an overview of hate crimes under California and Federal Law and discuss their applications for charging and punishment decisions. Background information regarding hate crime groups and victim impact issues will also be discussed as well as how to report such crimes.

Co-sponsored by PLNU’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation and Black Student Union.

Slavery in San Diego?: Human trafficking in our own back yard

February 27

Heidi Hermann, Coordinator for Anti-Human Trafficking, The Salvation Army

Come learn about the realities of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in San Diego County. Also, come to learn about what local, national and international organizations are doing to combat modern day slavery from one of PLNU’s graduates now taking leadership in this area.

For more information visit www.abolishhumantrafficking.com.

Raising Holy Hell

April 23

Charlie Peacock, Music Producer

A contemporary Christian music icon and an American cultural historian dialogue about the prophetic role of contemporary Christian music with Charlie Peacock and Dr. Karl Martin.

Charlie Peacock is a Grammy Award winning music producer, Dove Award winning recording artist and Co-founder/Director of The Art House (a ministry of hospitality, the arts and biblical teaching) in Nashville, TN).

Dr. Karl Martin is professor of American cultural history and literature in the Department of Literature, Journalism and Modern Languages at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Co-sponsored by the PLNU Department of Music