Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

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Fair Housing Luncheon & Workshop Series


Keynote Speaker

Bryan Greene, George Lipsitz

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33rd Annual Fair Housing Workshop Series

April 22nd

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FHCWM's Annual Fair Housing Event

Please note that online registration closed on 4/19/2021 at 5 pm.  Email us if you would like to inquire about the possibility of attending.  

Thursday, April 22 from 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM; Please note that this will be a VIRTUAL event!

Registered guests will recieve information on April 20th on how to access the conference at the email that was submitted with the registration form.

FHCWM’s 33rd Annual Fair Housing Workshop Series: Toward the Goal of Justice Together

DATE/TIME: The FHCWM’s 33rd Annual Fair Housing Conference will be held online on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM. 


8:15 am – Check-in/Networking - you will have the option to use your microphone and/or camera to 'meet' other attendees at virtual tables!

8:30 am - Plenary featuring George Lipsitz , Longing for Justice Together in the Midnight Hour: Why Fair Housing Matters Now

9:15 am - Workshops

11:30 am - Virtual Networking, Event Program and Keynote presentation from Bryan Greene

Please note that the schedule may be subject to change.

DETAILS: NEW this year, the FHCWM is excited to offer an inspiring plenary session by George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara. This year’s Event Program will include the presentation of the 2021 Fair Housing Award; a poetry performance by Grand Rapids' newest poet laureate, Ericka "Kyd Kane" Thompson; and a Keynote presentation from Bryan Greene, National Association of REALTORS®.

WORKSHOPS: This year’s conference will also feature TWO workshop options for attendees to choose from.  Workshops will cover the following topic areas:

  1. Understanding & Effectively Combating Sales Discrimination (CE Marketplace Course Code C095337, 2 Hours Legal); only available on 4/22/2021
  2. Tackling Tough Topics to Ensure Fair Housing Compliance

Please note that the workshops and/or speakers may be subject to change.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The FHCWM is pleased to announce that the Understanding & Effectively Combating Sales Discrimination workshop has been granted certifictaion under CE Marketplace guidelines for 2 hours of legal  education credits for real estate professionals.  Please have your License Numbers on hand and use the link provided in the workshop session to complete an attendance verification form.

CONFERENCE COST: The registration cost for this event is only $30.  This registration cost assists the FHCWM with the costs of providing this exciting educational opportunity, which is being held online for the first time. Please note that there are discounted rates available on the registration form and scholarships for non-profits, students, seniors, those experiencing financial hardship, etc.  Please call us to inquire about full scholarships.

SENIOR DISCOUNT: We have a limited number of FULL scholarships available for Kent County senior citizens (underwritten by the Kent County Senior Millage). If interested, please call us at (616) 451-2980 and do NOT fill out the online registration form.

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required. Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received. Online registration is scheduled to close at 5 pm on April 19, 2021.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES: Please contact the FHCWM if any accommodations are needed or note it on your registration.

LOCATION: Online. 

SPONSORS: A BIG thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible and allowing persons across income levels to attend!  Without the sponsorship of so many organizations, we would not be able to provide this affordable conference registration rate.

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