City of Lincoln
2011 Media Releases
- February 4, 2011
- For More Information Contact:
- Mema Grant, Human Rights, 402-441-7625
Civil Rights Conference Set For March
The theme of the 2011 Civil Rights Conference March 22 and 23 in Lincoln is "Investing in People." The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) hosts the annual conference in partnership with other local and state organizations. The conference includes the following events:
- On March 22, the Real Estate Association of Lincoln is sponsoring a session entitled "Fair Housing for Realtors®"presented by Alphonso Eason, Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Realtors® can earn three Continuing Education hours.
- Sessions on March 23 include a welcome by Mayor Chris Beutler, and remarks by Derrith Watchman-Moore, HUD Great Plains Regional Administrator.
- Topics for the March 23 breakout sessions include legal updates for fair housing and equal employment; the social stigma of mental illness; fair housing and the public housing authority; recruiting and engaging a diverse workforce; affirmatively furthering fair housing; embracing differences in housing; and protection by prevention policies.
- The luncheon on March 23 will include the presentation of the Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award and the Fair Housing Award. The keynote speaker will be Jim de Jong, Director of the Great Plains ADA Center in Columbia, Missouri.
The conference fee of $50 includes registration, materials, lunch and breaks. Registration brochures are available by calling 441-7624, downloading from the website at humanrights.lincoln.ne.gov or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Realtors® attending the March 22 session must register by March 18 with Liz Bruce at 441-3621.
LCHR's conference partners include the Nebraska Department of Economic Development; the Greater Lincoln Workforce Investment Board; the Lincoln Urban Development Department; the Nebraska Housing Developer's Association; the Realtors® Association of Lincoln; B&R Stores, Inc.; Baylor Evnen, LLP; the Fair Housing Center of Nebraska and Iowa; and the Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department.