IAOHRA CONFERENCE

DECEMBER 7 - 8

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"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!

Conference Highlights
 
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 Materials

Presentation Slides

Conference Session Recordings

OPENING REMARKS AND WELCOME

Robin Toma, 
IAOHRA President and Executive Director, Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations

 

Jim Stowe
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
(Taped Presentation)

 

Norma Cantú
Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

 

Kasari Govender
British Columbia’s Human Rights Commissioner (Canada)

 

Marcela Celorio
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. (Los Angeles)

Rosario Ibarra de Piedra
Ombudsperson, Mexico’s National¬¬ Human Rights Commission

 

NEW MEMBER NETWOKING

 

WORTHY OF INVESTMENT: RESTORING VALUE TO BLACK COMMUNITIES

Dr. Alisa Warren, IAOHRA First Vice President Executive Director, Missouri Commission on Human Rights
Moderator

 

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

Booker Hodges
Asst. Commissioner-Law Enforcement Minnesota Department Public Safety

Tyrone Terrill
Former Director of the St. Paul Human Rights Commission and Community Activist

Spike Moss
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
Moderator

 

What you need to know about anti-discrimination laws and policies.
 

Charlotte Burrows
Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Demetria McCain
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Lisa Rice
President & CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

ADVANCING LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES
Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission 
Moderator


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

Leon Russell
Chairman of the Board, NAACP (former IAOHRA President)

 

 

FAIR HOUSING ENVIRONMENTAL

 

CLOSING REMARKS