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Civil Rights Conference
Fair Housing: The Consequences of Housing Segregation and Where we go from Here

Nov 17th, 2020:
1:00 to 1:15pm Welcoming / Bor Yang Vermont Human Rights Commission
1:15 - 3:00pm Racial Justice and Collective Liberation
Sarika Tandon, Equity Strategist and Racial Justice advocate
3:00 to 3:15pm Congressmen Peter Welch remarks

3:30 to 5:00pm Housing Barriers in Vermont: Community Challenges & Collective Solutions - moving the work forward collectively
Pamela Williams – Community member and educator
Asma Elhuni – Rise Up Vermont
Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie and Sarah Launderville Vermont Center for Independent Living
Skylar Wolfe – Community Member and former director of the pride center’s SafeSpace
And a few more will confirm soon

Nov. 18th, 2020
1:00 to 2:30pm Vermont's Housing Crisis: State’s Consolidated Plan -What are we doing about it?
Josh Hanford, Commissioner of Housing and Community Development
Tom Stevens, Vermont Representative
Brian Cina, Vermont Representative
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Moderated by Vermont Senator Elect Kesha Ram

2:45 to 4:15pm The Fair Housing Act: Critiques and Implications
Bor Yang, Executive Director of Vermont Human Rights Commission
Rachel Batterson, Director of Housing Discrimination Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid
Jess Hyman, Director, Fair Housing Project, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Nov 19th, 2020:
3:00 to 4:00pm The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America
Richard Rothstein

4:00 to 5:00pm Community Reflections on the Consequences of Housing Segregation and Where we go from Here
Topics include land and reparations, truth and reconciliation and housing and its intersections.

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity
Brian Cina, Vermont Representative
Hal Colston, Vermont Representative
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