FBI to Host Town Hall Meeting on April 8

The FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, in partnership with members of the FBI’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee in Los Angeles, is hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 8th, 2006, announced J. Stephen Tidwell, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles.
The meeting will be held from 10:30 am to 1pm at the Exposition Park Community Center, located at 3980 South Menlo Avenue in Los Angeles.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum wherein the FBI can address issues of public concern and answer questions posed by members of the community in an informal setting.
The Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee (MCAC) was formed to create an environment in which relationships are formed based on mutual respect and understanding, and through which dialogue is facilitated, between the community and the FBI. The FBI’s responsibility in upholding the Constitution and civil rights of American citizens is better understood through the channels of communication that exist through organizations like the MCAC. MCAC, which will co-host the meeting, includes members from the following organizations:
Bahai Faith- Beverly Hills Spiritual Assembly
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Council of Pakistan American Affairs
Masjid Al-Fatiha of America
Council on American Islamic Relations
Maleki Foundation
Free Muslims Coalition
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation
Inter Religious Federation for World Peace
Council of Pakistan- American Chamber of Commerce
Iranian American Lawyers’ Association
Pakistan-American Business Executives
Islamic Society of Orange County
Shura Council of Southern California
Islamic Center of Southern California
Sikh Society
LA County Sheriff’s Advisory Council
Syriac Orthodox Foundation
LA Latino Muslim Association
US COPTS Association
According to an FBI press release, all citizen groups are invited to participate in the meeting where attendees can learn and will be encouraged to ask questions about the various types of matters investigated by the FBI, including; Counter-Terrorism, Public Corruption, Civil Rights and Hate Crimes, Internet Crimes and Identity Theft, Crimes Against Children, Gangs & Organized Crime. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to research a career with the FBI and to recognize the difference between fact and myth, as it relates to the FBI as an agency and how it enforces the laws of the United States.


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