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Fairness Campaign Hosts Forum On AZ Immigration Law

By Sheila AshThe Louisville Fairness Campaign has scheduled a community conversation this (Wed) evening focusing on Arizona’s controversial immigration law.Director Chris Hartman’s group and other organizations have been speaking out against the law, which they believe is discriminatory."The Fairness Campaign is largely seen as an organization that just deals with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender equal rights. But really we feel that all forms of prejudice in America are connected and that Arizona’s immigration law and the type of racial profiling and that sort of discrimination is equally as destructive," he said.The Arizona law would let police officers check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws, but most of its controversial sections have been blocked pending the outcome of a federal lawsuit.The local discussion called the “A to Z’s of Prejudice is open to the public. It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Main Library at 301 York Street.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.