What The Fair Housing & Civil Rights Conference Is All About
Now in its 14th year, the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference continues to bring together people who share a commitment to protecting and furthering the rights of all Americans, both regionally and nationwide. The conference provides an opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of disciplines discuss the state or fair housing and civil rights in America today and share their ideas on how to effectuate change on both a local and national level.
Key Note Speakers
Chad Dion Lassiter is nationally recognized in the fields of American race relations and violence prevention among African-American males. Mr. Lassiter has worked on race, peace and poverty-related issues in Africa, Canada, Haiti, Israel and Norway and is called upon frequently by media outlets to comment on race relations and violence prevention.
Gillian Thomas is a Senior Staff Attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Women’s Rights Project. She previously litigated sex discrimination cases at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund).
Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and Slate, among others. She's a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School, and lives in Brooklyn.
Where Great Minds Reunite
Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Parties.