Iliff to Host Stop the Hate Training Feb. 22-24

Jan 18, 2012, 08:00 ET from Iliff School of Theology

DENVER, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iliff School of Theology will host a Stop the Hate Train the Trainer Conference, Feb. 22-24, at the Denver graduate school, 2201 S. University Blvd. Stopping hate on campus is the goal of this event designed for school administrators, admissions personnel, diversities/cultural offices and safety units. Co-sponsors for the training include The Women's College at the University of Denver, Colorado State University, and The Matthew Shepard Foundation.

The training program was developed by Campus Pride in partnership with the Association of College Unions International, ADL, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, the Wilbron Institute, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

"We see the Stop the Hate Training Conference as an opportunity to advocate needed social change throughout the region on diversity issues that result in hateful actions," said Edward P. Antonio, associate dean of diversities, Iliff. "Justice and peace has historically been at the core of training compassionate leaders at Iliff, and this conference allows us to join with other campuses to learn how to stop hate in our communities."

Trainers for the three-day conference are: Greg Miraglia, dean of career technical and online education, Napa Valley College, CA, with more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, and the national program coordinator for Stop the Hate!; and Shane Windmeyer, national author on gay campus issues, founder and executive director of Campus Pride, and well-known for his pioneering work with the Lambda 10 Project – National Clearinghouse for GLBT Fraternity and Sorority Issues.

Co-sponsors include:  Colorado State University, Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the University of Denver's Women's College.

To register for the conference or for more information, visit: or contact Celeste Jackson, or 303-765-3119. Early bird registration is $395/participant until Feb. 10 and $455 until the conference is full.

The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.

SOURCE Iliff School of Theology