In response to the May 24 stabbing of two men that police believe was an anti-gay hate crime, the Coalition to Celebrate, Educate and Stop Hate will host a Youth Hate Crime Workshop on Thursday, August 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at.
"The focus of the workshops will be on celebrating and educating ourselves and our community and ending hate crimes and related incidents," said Kwazi Nkrumah, of the GEPENC and Coalition to Celebrate, Educate and Stop Hate."
Nkrumah said the youth workshop was motivated by a series of meetings that were held in the wake of the stabbing.
"We know from our discussions that these issues are closely related to the general problem of bullying, something that both parents and young people are being forced to deal with more and more," Nkrumah said.
In June, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the attacker.