The Democratic Women’s Forum will host Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich, who will present “Fighting Hate in America” on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Durham Recital Hall in the Aley Fine Arts Center at Casper College.

According to information provided by the SPLC, the center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public. The center is credited with crippling some of the nation’s most notorious hate groups by suing them for murders and other violent acts committed by their members. Currently, as of this writing, there are 1,002 known hate groups operating across the country.

We visited with Heidi Beirich Monday morning.