City of Lincoln
2010 Media Releases
- March 3, 2010
- For More Information Contact:
- Larry Williams, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, 402-441-7624
Civil Rights Conference Set For April
The 2010 Civil Rights Conference April 20 and 21 in Lincoln will focus on fair housing and employment discrimination issues. The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) is sponsoring the conference at the Cornhusker Marriott.
Two four-hour sessions will begin at 1 p.m. April 20:
- Trista Curzydlo, lead attorney for the Wichita Real Estate Commission, will present a program called "No One Looks Good in Horizontal Stripes. How to Avoid Making a Jailhouse Fashion Statement." Realtors will receive continuing education credit for attending, and accreditation is being sought from other professional personnel organizations and the State Bar Association.
- Scott P. Moore, former senior trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, will present "Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview." Moore has served as lead counsel for some of the government’s largest cases against developers of multifamily housing, property management companies and senior housing providers. Architects will receive continuing education credit for attending.
Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination (CARD) will host an event the evening of April 20 in conjunction with the conference. The event will include a reception and a panel discussion on civil rights beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Cornhusker Marriott. The panel will kick off the Dan Williams Memorial Lecture Series on Race Relations, named in honor of the founder of CARD.
Sessions that begin at 9 a.m. April 21 will cover the following topics:
- Sexual harassment
- The Americans with Disabilities Act as amended
- LB 402 and its impact in Nebraska
- An update on the E-verification system
- The federal fair housing act
- Disability and fair housing law
- Landlord-tenant law
- Investigating housing complaints
- The impact of the Winchester Decision on affirmatively furthering fair housing
The keynote speaker for lunch will be Joann A. Sazama, an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Registration brochures will be available in early March. Sessions are free, but there is a $35 charge for the lunch and breaks on April 21. A special conference rate is available for hotel accommodations For more information, contact Larry Williams at LCHR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-8691.