Opportunity Starts at Home to Alleviate the Impact of Housing Segregation on Civil Rights in N
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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 and its impact on civil rights in NJ. Thank you to Investors Bank Foundation and New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Division on Civil Rights for their generous support of this important Public Policy Forum.
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. Only 50 seats are still available for this important event.
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 only fifty seats are available. 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.
The Public Policy Forum begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and a light breakfast. Richard Rothstein will be available at that time to sign his book. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Opportunity truly starts at home. The segregation crisis in New Jersey negatively impacts residents living in neighborhoods across the state. The Public Policy Forum will raise questions about the disparate impact of racial segregation on homelessness and raise concerns about public policy needed to address it.
The agenda for the Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law includes an agenda of expert speakers and panelists discussing both issues and solutions including:
- Welcoming Remarks from Richard W. Brown, CEO, Monarch Housing Associates
- Elizabeth Russian, Housing Investigations, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights,
- Kathleen Boozang, Seton Hall University School of Law School Dean
- Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law
- Taiisa Kelly, Senior Associate, Monarch Housing Associates
- Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director, Anti-Poverty Network
- April DeSimone, Undesign the Redline
- Prof. Paula Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School
- Demelza Baer, Senior Counsel & Director of the Economic Mobility Initiative, the NJ Institute for Social Justice
- Rev. Eric Dobson, Staff Outreach Coordinator, Fair Housing Center
- Felicia Alston-Singleton, Fair Housing Officer, City of Newark and Resident Advocate for Public, Private, and Market Rate Housing
At the Public Policy Form event, attendees will have the opportunity to view the traveling exhibit “Un Design the Redline.”
Thank you to Investors Bank Foundation and New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Division on Civil Rights 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 NJ. It follows on the success of the October 2017 forum focused on the issue of Eviction.