Hate group expert speaking at UTC

Hate group expert speaking at UTC

March 27th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A professor who specializes in tracking hate groups will speak tonight at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga auditorium.

Heidi Beirich oversees the Southern Poverty Law Center's annual count of hate and hardline anti-government groups in the United States, according to the center's website.

The center was established to support civil rights in the South. Its attorneys have filed lawsuits against hate groups. Experts also perform outreach to educate members of the public about domestic terrorism and hate groups.

Beirich's talk begins at 6 p.m.