FHA@50 Symposium Program

The ERC is excited to share with you the program for FHA@50: Renewing Our Commitment to Housing Equity. The Symposium will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the University of the District of Columbia. It is free and open to the public. You can register to attend FHA@50 here.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

PART I at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Moot Courtroom (518)

9:30 AM-10:00 AM – BREAKFAST

10:00 AM-10:30 am – WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Tariqua Morrison, Editor-in-Chief, UDC Law Review
Shelley Broderick, Dean and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Social Justice, UDC Law
Jonathan Smith, Executive Director, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Melvina Ford, Executive Director, Equal Rights Center
Melody Taylor-Blancher, Regional Director, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Region III, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Norrinda Brown Hayat, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic, UDC Law

10:30 AM-11:30 AM – PLENARY 1
Where Have We Been?: Reflecting on the Fair Housing Act’s Origins and Progress
Sameena Shina Majeed
, Chief of Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

John Relman, Managing Partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
Moderator: Wade Henderson, Professor of Law and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Public Interest Law, UDC Law

11:30 AM-11:45 AM BREAK

11:45 AM-12:45 PM – PLENARY 2
Where Are We?: Assessing the Current State and Potential of the Fair Housing Act
Yana Kucheva, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York

Richard Sander, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Responder: Audrey McFarlane, Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
Responder: Philip Tegeler, Executive Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Moderator: Philip Lee, Associate Professor of Law, UDC Law

12:45 PM- 1:00 PM BREAK Lunch and refreshments will be served

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM – Concurrent sessions: AT THE INTERSECTION: FAIR HOUSING AND OTHER PRESSING SOCIAL CONCERNS
Please select one of the concurrent lunch talks below. Each of the four talks highlights an issue of social importance (education, criminal justice, community economic development, gender justice) that intersects with the fight for fair housing.

Concurrent 1: Room 507
Still Separate and Unequal: Disrupting the Relationship Between Housing and School Segregation
Leslie Fenwick, Professor of Education and Dean Emerita, Howard University School of Education

Conversant: John Brittain, Professor of Law, UDC Law

Concurrent 2: Room 506
The Intersection of the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record and Fair Housing

Maurice Alexander, Plaintiff in Alexander v. Edgewood Management Corporation, et al.
Chaz Arnett, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Sara Pratt, Counsel, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Kate Scott, Deputy Director, Equal Rights Center
Moderator: Catherine Cone, Staff Attorney, Fair Housing Project, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Concurrent 3: Room 509
The Color of the Wealth Gap: Exploring the Relationship between Economic Justice and Fair Housing
Matt Bruenig, President, People’s Policy Project

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent, TheWeek.com
Renee Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Business Enterprise Law Clinic, John Marshall Law School
Varda Hussain, Acting Special Litigation Counsel for Fair Lending, U.S. Department of Justice
Moderator: Susan Bennett, Professor of Law and Director of the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
Moderator: Jerome Hughes, Clinical Instructor, Community Development Law Clinic, UDC Law

Concurrent 4: Room 508
Building on #MeToo: Disarming Efforts to Wield Power and Control over Female Tenants
Michelle Ewert, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law

Beth Frank, Trial Attorney, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Sandra Park, Senior Attorney, Women’s Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Moderator: Tianna Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the General Practice Clinic, UDC Law

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM – Plenary 3
Where Should We Go?: Innovating Fair Housing for the Future
Bernadette Atuahene, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Barrett Burns, President and CEO, VantageScore Solutions LLC
Ronald F. Day, Associate Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, The Fortune Society
Lori Leibowitz, Right to Housing Initiative Coordinator, Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Kathryn Sabbeth, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
Moderator: Norrinda Brown Hayat, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic, UDC Law

PART II at the UDC Student Center (4200 Connecticut Ave. NW / One block south of the School of Law)

3:30 PM- 4:30 pm – Plenary 4
From Chocolate City to Cappuccino City: The Historical, Legal and Cultural Implications of D.C.’s Housing Transformation
Natalie Hopkinson, Assistant Professor of Communication, Culture and Mass Media Studies, Howard University

Amanda Huron, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Leland Ware, Associate Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Louis L. Redding Chair and Professor for the Study of Law and Public Policy, University of Delaware
Moderator: Etienne Toussaint, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Community Development Law Clinic, UDC Law

4:30 PM- 5:30 PM – Plenary 5
A Community Conversation: The Future of Fair Housing in D.C.
Camille Brown, Greater Washington Fair Housing Rights Program Manager, Equal Rights Center

Lesley M. Edmond, Housing Compliance Officer, D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development
Yvonne Johnson, Vice President, Brookland Manor and Brentwood Village Residents Association
Jane H. Lewis, Section Chief, Housing and Community Justice, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
William Merrifield, Staff Attorney, Affordable Housing Initiative, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Parisa Norouzi, Executive Director, Empower DC
Moderator: Brook Hill, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

5:30 PM- 6:30 PM – Closing Reception
Art and Activism
Joy of Rex
, Musicians

Timothy Davis, Artist in “Dear Chocolate City” Exhibit

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