Rev, Eric Dobson, Fair Housing Activist to Join Conversation About Government Segregation
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 on May 16, 2018 which will now include Rev. Eric Dobson as a member of the panel discussion.
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.
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 for this important event and opportunity to delve deeper into the issue of segregation. Tickets are going quickly. As of this morning half of the tickets have been purchased in less than a week. The Forum will include the opportunity to discuss how we can all work to further advance fair housing in New Jersey. The event will be held at Seton Hall Law School in Newark.
As part of the program of The Rev. Eric Dobson, Staff Outreach Coordinator at the Fair Housing Center will join a panel discussion.
- Demelza Baer, Senior Counsel & Director of the Economic Mobility Initiative at the NJ Institute for Social Justice
- Richard Rothstein, Author, The Color of Law
- Felicia Alston-Singleton, Fair Housing Officer for the City of Newark and Resident Advocate for Public (NHA), Private, and Market Rate Housing
The Rev. Eric Dobson joined Fair Share Housing Center as Staff Outreach Coordinator in 2012. Eric is an ordained minister, a community organizer, outreach specialist and social entrepreneur. He holds a B.A. from Temple University in Religion. He has extensive experience working with diverse audiences and communities and specializes in interfaith outreach.
Eric is the Co-Founder of Open Communities LLC, a racial integration consultant firm that works to resolve simple and complex conflicts of race, ethnicity and socio- economics. He also founded a non-profit focused on youth development and education, Planting Seeds of Hope, and in 2008 served as the PA Clergy Outreach Director for the Obama Campaign.
Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC), founded in 1975, is the only public interest organization entirely devoted to defending the housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, the landmark decision that prohibits economic discrimination through exclusionary zoning and requires all towns to provide their “fair share” of their region’s need for affordable housing.
The mission of FSHC is to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities.