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Date:
March 3, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Larry Williams, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, 402-441-7624

Civil Rights Conference Set For April

The 2010 Civil Rights Conference April 20 and 21 in Lincoln will focus on fair housing and employment discrimination issues. The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) is sponsoring the conference at the Cornhusker Marriott.

Two four-hour sessions will begin at 1 p.m. April 20:

Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination (CARD) will host an event the evening of April 20 in conjunction with the conference. The event will include a reception and a panel discussion on civil rights beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Cornhusker Marriott. The panel will kick off the Dan Williams Memorial Lecture Series on Race Relations, named in honor of the founder of CARD.

Sessions that begin at 9 a.m. April 21 will cover the following topics:

The keynote speaker for lunch will be Joann A. Sazama, an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Registration brochures will be available in early March. Sessions are free, but there is a $35 charge for the lunch and breaks on April 21. A special conference rate is available for hotel accommodations For more information, contact Larry Williams at LCHR at lwilliams@lincoln.ne.gov or 402-441-8691.


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