In response to the recent spike in hate crimes, a hate crime conference will be held Thursday in Lansing.
It's a free event sponsored by the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes and the state department of civil rights.
The conference will take place at the Ramada on Saginaw Highway in Delta Township.
To register, visit: http://www.miaahc.com/MRH2010.aspx.
Anyone who registers can attend.