Fighting for Fair Housing Conference

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday's registered event is full, and no further seating is available.

6:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 pm: Panel: Our History of Housing Discrimination

IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center, 1040 West Washington Street, South Bend

Beryl Satter, Professor of History, Rutgers University, Newark

Jack Macnamara, Contract Buyers League

Clyde Ross and Ethel Weatherspoon, Contract Buyers League

Sandra and Donald York, Contract Buyers League

Gabrielle Robinson, Professor Emerita, Indiana University South Bend

Leroy Cobb, Better Homes

Michael Jackson, Better Homes

Kathy Bingham, Better Homes


Friday, April 20, 2018

Indiana attorneys who attend "Fighting for Fair Housing: A conference on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act" will be eligible to receive 9.5 Continuing Legal Education credits.
Please use this form to register for your credits.


9:30 am: Panel: The Fair Housing Act Today

McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law, University of Notre Dame

Michael Seng, Co-executive Director, Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Fair Housing Legal Clinic, John Marshall Law School

Sarah Mancini, Atlanta Legal Aid Society and the National Consumer Law Center (Of Counsel)

Amy Nelson, Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana


12:00 pm:  Keynote: Symbolic Racism and the Discrimination that Follows

McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law, University of Notre Dame

Professor Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University


1:00 pm Break for Lunch


2:00 pm:  Panel: Mapping Discrimination

Room 1140, Eck Hall of Law, University of Notre Dame

Kirsten Delegard, Director, Mapping Prejudice Project, University of Minnesota

Penny Petersen, Author and historical researcher

Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, University of Minnesota graduate student


3:00 pm:  Panel: Where do we go from here?

Room 1140, Eck Hall of Law, University of Notre Dame

An open discussion with policy makers, academics and local residents on what discrimination looks like today and how we combat it.

Information on visitor parking at the University of Notre Dame is available here.

"Fighting for Fair Housing" is sponsored by The Department of Africana Studies  /  The Center for Civil and Human Rights  /  The Center for Social Concerns  /  IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center  /  Notre Dame Clinical Law Center  /   Notre Dame Office of Community Relations  /  St. Joseph Bar Foundation