SAVE THE DATE: The History and Evolution of Hate Crime Laws

Save the Date

​​​The History and Evolution of Hate Crime Laws

Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library


Ezekiel Rankin, retired sergeant with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for a presentation on the History, Definition and Evolution of Hate Crime Law in the United States.



Ezekiel has trained countless law enforcement officers and neighborhood communities in cultural competency, the realities of racial profiling, and how to recognize and effectively handle hate crimes. Ezekiel has received recognition on both local and national levels for his contributions in hate crime training. As an expert in the field of Hate Crimes, Ezekiel has consulted with the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (Denver Regional Office), to improve interactions between communities and law enforcement in the area of hate crimes. Ezekiel also served as Law enforcement advisor for the Colorado Council of Churches, where his primary role was to advise on Hate Crimes and Hate Crime Training. Ezekiel has also trained in the areas of recognizing and preventing Bulling and Domestic Violence among the young in our schools.


For more information about the presentation please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email