The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) will host its annual Civil Rights Conference Tuesday, April 24 at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. 9th Street. This year's keynote speakers will be Creighton and University of Omaha professor Theodore Wheeler, author of "King of Broken Things," and Stella Adams, Chief of Equity and Inclusion for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, who will speak about Fair Housing.
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 James Neely Jr., 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 Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award will be presented during lunch. This award honors a person, organization or group who has made significant accomplishments in promoting human rights.
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, EEOC and Southeast Community College.