IAOHRA Town Hall Meeting - "Human Rights in an Era of Uprisings and the Pandemic":
Hear from national experts highlighting pertinent and timely human and civil rights crises facing us today, and learn about available resources and ways you can become part of the solutions. Discussions will include those on Fair Housing; Discrimination; Hate Violence and Trends; Health and Economic Disparities; Excessive Use of Police Force, Violence and Reform; the "I Can't Breathe" Movement; Protests and What They Mean; Where Do We Go From Here; and the Charge to Human and Civil Rights Workers.
IAOHRA Conference: Challenges of Housing Access in a Racially Divided Nation During COVID 19
--Welcoming Remarks Robin Toma, President, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies --Opening Remarks Anna María Farías, HUD Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Joseph Peltier, Director, HUD Fair Housing Assistance Program --Unique Fair Housing Issues Presented by COVID-19 Paul Valenti, Moderator, Pinellas County (FL) Office of Human Rights Professor Michael Seng, UIC John Marshall School of Law Michael Allen, Esq., Relman Colfax, LLC Amy Nelson, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana --Best Agency Practices in the Age of Pandemic Melody Taylor, Moderator, HUD Regional Director & Senior Advisor HUD National Fair Housing Training Academy Jeffrey May, International Development & Planning, LLC & National Fair Housing Training Academy Akita Smith-Evans, DC Office of Human Rights Steve Tomkowiak, Esq., Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit & National Fair Housing Training Academy --Fair Housing & COVID-19 as seen through Race and Gender Equity Lenses Jean Kelleher, Moderator, Alexandria, VA, Office of Human Rights Stella Adams, SJ Adams Consulting Lisa Rice, National Fair Housing Alliance Megan K. Whyte de Vasquez, Esq., U.S. Department of Justice
IAOHRA & NYC Commission on Human Rights Statement on the Crisis at the US Border
Human Rights Agencies can join the statement at https://on.nyc.gov/2xQyIDu Signatories as of 7/19/19: International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies New York City Commission on Human Rights Cambridge Human Rights Commission Chicago Commission on Human Rights City of Anderson Human Relations Department City of Cincinnati Office of Human Relations City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Howard County Office of Human Rights Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations Amy Sneirson, Executive Director, Maine Human Rights Commission Michigan Department of Civil Rights New Jersey Division of Civil Rights New York State Division of Human Rights Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations Alicia Weigel, Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission Jared D. Breckenredge, Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission Nathan White, Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission City of Albuquerque Mayor’s Office of Equity and Inclusion Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations Albuquerque Human Rights Board