2019 Civil Rights Conference
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Wednesday, April 17
2021 Transformation Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68508
Fair Housing and Equal Employment
- Keynote Speaker: Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate. His memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen*, was published in fall 2018.
*Books will be available for purchase/signing at CRC 2019!
- Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- Fair Housing and Equal Employment Legal Updates
- Current Events/Ethics
NE MCLE# 173150: Approved for up to 5.25 Hours of CLE, including 1.25 Hours of Professional Responsibility CLE
3 Intermediate Credits from Nebraska Real Estate Commission
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PROTECTING IMMIGRANT AND MIGRANT WORKERS PRE-CONFERENCE
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Agenda and Speaker Bios
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE PANEL
- Selina Martinez - Nebraska Appleseed
- Valeria Rodriguez - Define American
- Inonge Kasaji - Campaign Organizer
- Zainab Al-Baaj - Good Neighbor Center
TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: Rights and Planning Guide
CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:00-4:00 p.m.
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
- Betty J. Bottiger, Director, Region VII Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- L. Jack Vasquez, Jr., Interim Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
- Danielle Conrad - Executive Director, ACLU of Nebraska
- David Brown – Managing Partner, Brown Immigration Law PC, LLO
- Sandra Montgomery – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Omaha Human Rights and Relations
- Torrey Gerdes – Trial Attorney/Chair of Employment Practice Group, Baylor Evnen, LLP
- Michelle Ware – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
- Legal Aid of Nebraska Housing Justice Project Attorneys: Scott Mertz, Caitlin Cedfeldt, Sara Rips & April Kirkendal
- Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award, presented by Amanda Baron – Chair of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
- Cultural Wisdom and Civil Rights Presentation by Roberto Dansie – Clinical psychologist, Toltec Shaman, Migrant/Indian Health & Education Expert and founder Cultural Wisdom
- L. Jack Vasquez Jr. – Interim Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
HOUSING BREAKOUT: Best Practices Panel: How to Prevent and Respond to Housing Discrimination
- Lin Quenzer – City of Lincoln Ombudsman, ADA
- Marna Munn – Executive Director, Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
- Margie Nichols – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
- Assistance Animals in Housing
Stephany Pleasant Maness – Attorney, Disability Rights Nebraska
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Immigration, Citizenship, and Civil Rights
- Jose Antonio Vargas – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of Define American, and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants
- Jose Antonio Vargas, Author of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
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