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Amnesty Intn'l Hosts Town Hall Meeting On Police Abuse of LGBT People

Amnesty International's Midwest Regional Office will host a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 PM this Thursday, September 22nd at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago in conjunction with the launch of their new report, "Stonewalled: Police Abuse and Misconduct against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the United States."

The report, which is national in scope, is based upon research conducted in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Antonio. The Chicago cases include some that were brought to the public's attention by the Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, GLN's predecessor organization. In 2003 Amnesty International produced a film, "Less Than Human," about our Chicago cases and cases from Zimbabwe, Turkey and Equador.

The new report will be distributed at the Town Hall Meeting and community advocates will have an opportunity to react to the report's findings. Among the speakers will be GLN's Andy Thayer. The Town Hall is free and light refreshments will be available. For more information contact Amnesty International's Robert Schultz at 312.435.6396 or rschultz@aiusa.org


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