Human Right to Housing Forum Hosted by Sidley Austin LLP
On June 27, 2018, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign will be sponsoring the National Forum on the Human Right to Housing, hosted by Sidley Austin LLP. It will begin at 8 am starting with a breakfast and run until 7:45 pm.
The event will include a variety of speakers as well as plenary sessions.
- At 9:30, the first plenary session will include several invited speakers who will discuss the important victories and ongoing challenges in the Housing Not Handcuffs campaign.
- At 10:45, another plenary session will include a local elected official, a representative of a Business Improvement District, a member of the media, and a law enforcement officer who will discuss how different types of individuals can shape their advocacy around housing, homelessness, and criminal justice.
- The Keynote Speaker, Leilani Farha, will speak from 11:45 am to 1 pm. Farha is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Housing.
- From 1 pm to 3:45 pm, there will be breakout sessions which include discussions on panhandling, homeless encampments, renters’ rights, and youth homelessness.
- At 4 pm, the attendees will report back and Eric Tars of the Law Center will speak on the next steps that should be taken.
- Finally, Closing Remarks will be made at 5 pm by Maria Foscarinis, also of the Law Center. A reception will follow until 7:30 pm to allow for further socialization and discussion.
Suggested donations for the forum are $100 but any contribution is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to pay for registration, please find complimentary tickets available here.
On July 25th, a Congressional Reception will be held at the Dirksen Senate Auditorium in Washington D.C. This event will allow New Jersey Residents who are working poor, below the poverty line and or impacted by homelessness to urge their elected officials in Washington to make No Cuts to Housing and remind them that Opportunity Starts at Home.
Click here for more information about the Congressional Reception. You can also follow @OppStartsatHome in order to learn more about the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign. Follow the event with these hashtags #NJHillDay #NoHousingCuts and @OppStartsatHome.