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The Promise of the Fair Housing Act 50 Years Later: A Look at the Past, Present and Future

March 14, 2018
3:00 PM CDT to 5:00 PM CDT
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Federal Courthouse
517 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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The Promise of the Fair Housing Act 50 Years Later:  A Look at the Past, Present and Future

The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fair housing marches and the passage of the Fair Housing Act.  This program will highlight the events that led to the fair housing marches and eventually the passage of the Fair Housing Act.  The speakers will address fair housing issues on a local and national level and discuss whether or not the promise of the Act has been fulfilled.  In addition, the speakers will look at national fair housing success stories and what the future holds for Milwaukee. 

Moderator:  
Hon. Patricia J. Gorence, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Speakers:
Earl Bracy, Psy.D., Bracy Psychological Services LLC; 1967-68 fair housing marcher
James H. Hall Jr., Esq., Hall, Burce & Olson SC; former NAACP Milwaukee president
Diane L. Houk, Esq., Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP (NY); formerly of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice - Housing & Civil Enforcement Section
Kori Schneider Peragine, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Guests are invited to arrive to the courhouse early to view "Crossing the Line:  The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-68," a display that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s civil rights marches by examining the practices and prejudices that led to segregation in Milwaukee and chronicling the school desegregation and fair housing movements of the 1960s. 

Tickets

$40.00 EDWBA/MBA member

$40.00 Non EDWBA/MBA member