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Agenda

*Note – Session titles and speakers are subject to change

Day 1 – Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome - Jamie Langowski, Susan Spurlock, Dean Perlman, Janine Anzalota                                        *Continental breakfast will be served.
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Opening Plenary – Barriers to equity, Housing and Beyond

Moderator: Cynthia Silva-Parker, Interaction Institute for Social Change

Panelists:  Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Exec. Dir., Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

Erin Graves, Senior Policy Analyst, Fed. Reserve Bank of Boston

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Fair Housing and its Impact on Health Outcomes

Janine Anzalota, Exec. Dir., City of Boston’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity

Monica Valdes Lupi, Exec. Dir., Boston Public Health Commission

Session B: Testing Session 1: Life of a Test

Moderator: Jamie Langowski, Asst. Dir. Suffolk Univ. Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Pgm.

Panelists: Lucy Allen, HUD Equal Opportunity Specialist (Intakes/Investigations)

Nadiyah Humber, SULS HDTP Director of Investigations and Outreach

Sajid Shahriar, HUD Presidential Management Fellow (Intakes Investigations)

TBD

Session C: Trans 101

Mason Dunn, Exec. Dir., Mass. Transgender Political Coalition

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Changing role of philanthropy

Aixa Beauchamp, President, Beauchamp & Assoc.

Session B: HUD Legal Update

Eric Batcho, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Jack Brandwein, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Ben Gworek, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Hillary Harnett, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception

Day 2 – Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction of Asst. Sec. by Susan Forward, HUD Region 1 Director

Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Anna Maria Farías

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Life of a Test Cont'd

Moderator: Jamie Langowski, Asst. Dir. Suffolk Univ. Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Pgm.

Panelists: Emily Kelliher, HUD Equal Opportunity Specialist (Investigations)

Nadiyah Humber, SULS HDTP Test Coordinator

Rob Forti, HUD Intake Branch Chief for Region 1 (Intakes)

TBD

Session B: Gender identity Recent Studies and Legal Updates

Claudia Aranda, Senior Research Assoc. and Dir. of Field Ops., Urban Institute

William Berman, Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

Joseph Wardenski, Counsel, Relman, Dane & Colfax

Session C: Tenant on Tenant Harassment

Professor Willis Caruso

Joel Feldman, Esq.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Buffet Lunch     

Keynote: Carlos Saavedra Diaz

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Conciliation in Fair Housing Matters

Melvin Jenkins, Attorney, Instructor, Nat’l Fair Housing Training Academy

Session B: Redirecting the Unconscious Mind

Nick Buttrick, Doctoral Student, Univ. of Virginia, Project Implicit speaker

Session C: Trans 102

Mason Dunn, Exec. Dir., Mass. Transgender Political Coalition

 

For general questions about the conference or accommodations, please contact Jamie Langowski at jlangowski@suffolk.edu or Geraldin Batista at gnbatista@suffolk.edu.

This conference is made possible in part by Suffolk University Public Policy and Practice HUB and the Mayor's Office of Fair Housing & Equity.