Fair Housing Luncheon & Workshop Series
Join the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan at our annual conference to celebrate "Fair Housing Month" and highlight important issues of housing opportunity. See nationally known speakers in content-rich workshops on a wide variety of fair housing topics and help us celebrate 50 Years of Fair Housing at our luncheon featuring inspiring presentations!
Managing Partner of Relman, Dane & Colfax
31st Annual Luncheon & Workshop Series
April 19th @ 8:15 am - 1:30 pm
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel: 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 map
Thank you so much for joining us and for a very powerful celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act!
Available Workshop Handouts (stay tuned as more may come available):
Challenging Implicit Bias
Implicit Bias - Kelly Capatosto
Post Foreclosure Perfect Storm - Amy Nelson
Implicit Bias in Housing & Lending - Jillian Olinger
Changing Assumptions about Housing for Seniors
Fighting for the Future of Fair Housing
Fighting for the Future of Fair Housing: A City's Responsibility - Connie Bohatch
Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary - Lisa Rice
SPONSORS: A BIG thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible and allowing persons across income levels to attend! Guest registration fees do not cover all the per person meal costs and associated expenses. Without the sponsorship of so many organizations, we would not be able to provide this affordable conference registration rate.
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: This year’s luncheon featured a keynote address by renowned fair housing attorney John Relman & a poetry performance by Marcel 'Fable' Price, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, and member of The Diatribe. Fable is a spoken word artist and author from west Michigan and is entering into his second year of a three-year term as Grand Rapids Poet Laureate. Learn more about his work here!
WORKSHOPS: This year’s conference featured THREE workshop options for attendees to choose from. Workshops covered the following topic areas:
- Challenging Implicit Bias (CE Marketplace certified for 2 Legal, 1 Elective CE credits)
- Fighting for the Future of Fair Housing
- Changing Assumptions about Housing for Seniors (This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Approval #030518-00. The Collaborative is the approving body for the Michigan Board of Social Work.)
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & Conference Center is located at 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.