Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Conference

April 17, 2018 | NH Institute of Politics

This conference will consist of two sessions.

The first session will address fair housing law and its application to colleges and universities. Panelists include NHLA's Fair Housing Project Co-Director Maria Eveleth, executive director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance Lynne Parker, and attorneys Christine Wellington and Brian Shaughnessy. Victoria Horrock, NHLA Fair Housing Co-Director, will moderate.

The second session features a keynote address by David Harris, Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School who has spoken extensively at local, regional and national forums on civil rights, regional equity, and fair housing. Following David's keynote, he will be joined by Dottie Morris, Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity at Keene State College for a moderated discussion.

Keynote speaker David Harris has extensive experience in many facets of civil rights issues from police brutality and racial profiling, to redistricting and domestic violence, as well as fair housing and community development. Mr. Harris is recognized as a leading voice for civil rights in the Boston region and has spoken extensively at local, regional and national forums on civil rights, regional equity and fair housing.

Mr. Harris previously served with the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. His cases at HUD, including the landmark Jane Doe v. BHA, garnered some of the largest damage awards and most extensive affirmative relief in New England. 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good to the event for donations to the food pantry to serve those in need in the Manchester community.

April 17, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NHIOP Auditorium