International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies
DECEMBER 7 - 8
"Leading with Infinite Hope...
Charting a New Human Rights Agenda"
IAOHRA 2021 CONFERENCE
DEcember 7-8 | VIRTUAL gathering
Thank You for Coming
See You in los angeles 2022!
Opening Remarks and Welcome | IAOHRA members were welcomed by Robin Toma, IAOHRA President, and Director, Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
Conference Overview | Presented by Jim Stowe, IAOHRA Atlantic Region Representative and Director of Montgomery County Maryland Office of Human Rights
Regional Meeting | IAOHRA Members met with their IAOHRA Regional Representatives.
IAOHRA Annual Meeting | (Open to All Member Agencies)
Conference Session Recordings
IAOHRA President and Executive Director, Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations
IAOHRA Atlantic Region Representative and Director, Montgomery County Maryland Office of Human Rights
LEADING WITH INFINITE HOPE: CRAFTING A NEW HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA
Rev. Dr. James Lawson
Civil Rights Legend and Tactician of Nonviolence
Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
British Columbia’s Human Rights Commissioner (Canada)
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. (Los Angeles)
Rosario Ibarra de Piedra
Ombudsperson, Mexico’s National¬¬ Human Rights Commission
WORTHY OF INVESTMENT: RESTORING VALUE TO BLACK COMMUNITIES
Dr. Alisa Warren, IAOHRA First Vice President Executive Director, Missouri Commission on Human Rights
Systemic devaluation of property in Black neighborhoods are robbing individuals, families and neighborhoods of the resources they need to climb economic and social ladders. Homeowners have lost $156 billion by living in a 'black neighborhood.' Andre M. Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution will present findings of the groundbreaking study on housing devaluation and offer ways to restore the value that is extracted by racism.
Dr. Andre M. Perry
Author and Commentator
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
UNPACKING CRITICAL RACE THEORY
Diane Clements-Boyd, IAOHRA Midwest Regional Rep. and Executive Director Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, Moderator
A discussion on how critical race theory has influenced anti-discrimination policies, disciplines and strategies to address disparities in education and in health care.
Dr. Camara Jones
2021-2022 USCF Presidential Chair
University of California San Francisco
Dr. Justin A. Coles
University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education
THE ANATOMY OF A COMMUNITY IN CRISIS: THE TALE OF THE TWIN CITIES AND GEORGE FLOYD
Jim Stowe, Moderator
A panel discussion on the extraordinary events in Minnesota
The Honorable Keith Ellison
Minnesota Attorney General
Asst. Commissioner-Law Enforcement Minnesota Department Public Safety
Former Director of the St. Paul Human Rights Commission and Community Activist
Community Advocate and Activist
EMPLOYMENT AND FAIR HOUSING UPDATE
Jean Kelleher, IAOHRA Past President and Director City of Alexandria, VA, Office of Human Rights Moderator
Carol Johnson, IAOHRA 2nd Vice President and Civil Rights Officer, City of Austin, TX
What you need to know about anti-discrimination laws and policies.
Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
President & CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance
ADVANCING LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES
Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
A discussion on the compelling contemporary issues of voting rights, reinventing law enforcement, and domestic terrorism.
The Honorable Robin Kelly
U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District of Illinois
The Honorable Jamie Raskin
U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District of Maryland
Chairman of the Board, NAACP (former IAOHRA President)