On Friday morning, January 25, 2013, the residents of El Rescate attended a workshop on hate crimes with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations Chairperson, Mona Noriega. The focus of the workshop was to educate residents on their rights, as well as what to do if they have been a victim of a crime, discrimination or harassment. They covered statistics of hate crimes in the city of Chicago, as well as how to report a police officer who does not help with a hate crime investigation. They also talked about different cultures, religions, and lifestyles and how today all law enforcement agents need to be informed and sensitive to diversity of all kinds, including sexuality. We all feel more informed and empowered with this important information.