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March 19, 2015
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Loren Roberts, Human Rights, 402-441-7625

Civil Rights Conference Set for April

The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) is hosting its annual Civil Rights Conference Wednesday, April 29 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 141 N. 9th Street. The registration deadline is April 17, and more information is available at

The conference will open with remarks from Betty Bottiger, Director of the Region VII Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and L. Jack Vasquez, Jr., Deputy Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the St. Louis District Office

The conference includes sessions on the following topics:

The luncheon on April 29 will include the presentation of the Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award, which honors a person, organization or group who has made significant accomplishments in promoting human rights.

The conference fee of $50 includes registration, materials, lunch and breaks. Registration information is available at, and brochures are available by calling 402-441-7625 or emailing

LCHR's conference partners include the Nebraska Department of Economic Development; Realtors® Association of Lincoln, Nebraska Housing Developer's Association, Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department, HUD and EEOC.

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