Color of Law Policy Forum: How to End Segregation and Advance Fair Housing in NJ
Registration has opened for the Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
There is no cost to reserve your spot at the Public Policy Forum but donations to offset the cost of the event are appreciated.
Please register today and join us! The capacity for the Public Policy forum is 290 registrants after which a waiting list will begin.
Monarch Housing Associates in partnership with Seton Hall University Law School, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, and NJ Institute for Social Justice will host a Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law.
The Public Policy Forum keynote speaker and author Richard Rothstein will present the national research in his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and take questions from the audience.
He lives in California, where is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley. He focuses on the forgotten history of how the U.S. government segregated America.
Following Rothstein’s presentation, Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director of the Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ will give an overview of APN’s report, “The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice and Poverty in NJ.” Koubiadis will take questions about the report’s findings from the audience.
- Rothstein’s and Koubiadis’ presentations will set the stage for New Jersey experts and the audience to participate in a conversation.
- The discussion will center around what can be done in New Jersey to combat and eliminate segregation in New Jersey’s cities and towns and advance better Fair Housing policy.
Prof. Paula Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University Law School will moderate a panel consisting of:
- Richard Rothstein,
- Demelza Baer, Senior Counsel & Director of the Economic Mobility Initiative, NJ Institute for Social Justice, and
- Rev. Eric Dobson, Staff Outreach Coordinator, Fair Share Housing Center and board member, Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey
- Felicia Alston-Singleton, Fair Housing Officer Newark Housing Authority
Thank you to Investors Bank Foundation for their generous support of this important Public Policy Forum.
This Public Policy Forum is part of a series providing opportunities to engage advocates and community, faith-based and civic leaders in solutions to affordable housing issues in New Jersey. It follows on the success of the October 2017 forum focused on the issue of Eviction.