Westboro Baptist church member Gabriel Phelps-Roper, 10, and his sister Grace Phelps-Roper, 13, both of Topeka, Kan., protest at the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder in Westminster, Md. on March 10, 2006. (AP)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) _ A researcher who investigates hate
groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center will be the featured
speaker at a June civil rights symposium in Kansas.
Michelle Bramblett is information manager for the group's
Intelligence Project. Bramblett is expected to talk about the
center's work tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.
Bramblett will be among several speakers June 8 at the daylong
event sponsored by the U.S. attorney's office on federal civil
rights enforcement in Kansas. Other topics will include human
trafficking, civil rights for returning veterans and the rights
guaranteed under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The symposium takes place at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. It's free and open to the public, but registration