IREHR's Devin Burghart was cited in a Kansas City Star piece exposing how Dylann Roof, the Charleston church killer, first entered white nationalism through his discovery of the St. Louis-based Council of Conservative Citizens.
On June 13, IREHR vice president, Devin Burghart, had the honor of speaking to the annual Rural Organizing Project's (ROP) Rural Caucus and Strategy Sessrion about the relationship between the Tea Party and paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers.
IREHR's Leonard Zeskind appeared on KSHB 41 TV in Kansas City to discuss hate crimes in the wake of the Charleston shooting.
On June 4, IREHR’s Leonard Zeskind served on a panel on “Religiously Based Hate Crimes & Persecution at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law’s conference on “Law and Religious Freedom.”
On May 20, at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio a group of ministers and civil rights activists held a press conference to announce their efforts to enlist major league baseball owners in the fight for criminal justice reform and to support the Black Lives Matter effort. A grouping of white men, led by Robert Ransdell, tried to break up the press conference by yelling into bull horns and carry signs against diversity.