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April 3, 2019
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Francisca Beltran, Human Rights, 402-441-7625

Civil Rights Conference Set for April 17

The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) will host its annual Civil Rights Conference Wednesday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Dr. This year's keynote speaker will be Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and founder of Define American, the nation's leading nonprofit culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate.

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., Interim Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The conference includes sessions on the following topics:

The conference will include the presentation of the Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award, which honors a person, organization or group that has made significant achievements in promoting human rights.

The $55 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and conference materials. More information and online registration is available at (keyword: CRC2019); by calling 402-441-7625; or e-mailing The registration deadline is April 12.

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