2019 Civil Rights Conference

Jose Antonio

Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
and Filmmaker

Wednesday, April 17

Innovation Campus

2021 Transformation Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68508

Cost: $55

Fair Housing and Equal Employment

  • Keynote Speaker: Jose Antonio Vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate. His memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen*, was published in fall 2018.

    *Books will be available for purchase/signing at CRC 2019!
  • Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Fair Housing and Equal Employment Legal Updates
  • Current Events/Ethics

NE MCLE# 173150: Approved for up to 5.25 Hours of CLE, including 1.25 Hours of Professional Responsibility CLE

3 Intermediate Credits from Nebraska Real Estate Commission

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at 402-441-7625 or fbeltran@lincoln.ne.gov.


Full Schedule

GENERAL INFORMATION
PROTECTING IMMIGRANT AND MIGRANT WORKERS PRE-CONFERENCE
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Agenda and Speaker Bios

EEOC PERSPECTIVE
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE PANEL
  • Selina Martinez - Nebraska Appleseed
  • Valeria Rodriguez - Define American
  • Inonge Kasaji - Campaign Organizer
  • Zainab Al-Baaj - Good Neighbor Center
TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: Rights and Planning Guide
CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:00-4:00 p.m.
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
  • Betty J. Bottiger, Director, Region VII Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • L. Jack Vasquez, Jr., Interim Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
GENERAL SESSION: Hot Topics in Nebraska Civil Rights Laws and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Danielle Conrad - Executive Director, ACLU of Nebraska
EMPLOYMENT BREAKOUT: Best Practices Panel: Creating & Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • David Brown – Managing Partner, Brown Immigration Law PC, LLO
  • Sandra Montgomery – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Omaha Human Rights and Relations
  • Torrey Gerdes – Trial Attorney/Chair of Employment Practice Group, Baylor Evnen, LLP
  • Michelle Ware – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
HOUSING BREAKOUT: Housing Legal Update
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska Housing Justice Project Attorneys: Scott Mertz, Caitlin Cedfeldt, Sara Rips & April Kirkendal
LUNCH
  • Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award, presented by Amanda Baron – Chair of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
  • Cultural Wisdom and Civil Rights Presentation by Roberto Dansie – Clinical psychologist, Toltec Shaman, Migrant/Indian Health & Education Expert and founder Cultural Wisdom
EMPLOYMENT BREAKOUT: Employment Legal Update
  • L. Jack Vasquez Jr. – Interim Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
HOUSING BREAKOUT: Best Practices Panel: How to Prevent and Respond to Housing Discrimination
  • Lin Quenzer – City of Lincoln Ombudsman, ADA
  • Marna Munn – Executive Director, Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Margie Nichols – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
  • Assistance Animals in Housing
    Stephany Pleasant Maness – Attorney, Disability Rights Nebraska
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Immigration, Citizenship, and Civil Rights
  • Jose Antonio Vargas – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of Define American, and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants
BOOK SIGNING
  • Jose Antonio Vargas, Author of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas

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