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Fair Housing Luncheon & Workshop Series


John Relman

Keynote Speaker

John Relman

Managing Partner of Relman, Dane & Colfax

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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

Being An Active Bystander Strategies for Challenging the Emergence of Bias

Post Foreclosure Perfect Storm - Amy Nelson

Implicit Bias in Housing & Lending - Jillian Olinger

Changing Assumptions about Housing for Seniors

The Fair Housing Act And Housing For Older People - Yiyang Wu

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. 



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