DATE: March 20, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Fay Outten, Equal Opportunity Officer
Human Rights Section
Broward County's Human Rights Section, HOPE Inc. and Broward County Housing Finance and Community Development Division are sponsoring a Fair Housing Symposium “Rebuilding the American Dream” on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Signature Grand located at 6900 State Road 84, Davie. The purpose of the workshop is to educate the public on emerging issues and laws surrounding fair housing in Broward County.
The workshops will feature presentations by the National Association of Realtors’ Diversity and Community Outreach Programs, Florida Office of the Condominium Ombudsman, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, and Carras Community Investment, Inc.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernard LaFayette of the Freedom Rides, Selma Movement, Alabama Registration Movement, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Chicago Freedom Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People’s Campaign.
Broward County residents, homeowner association representatives, housing providers, realtors, social workers and members of community organizations are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. This free event includes workshops and lunch.
To register for this event and to get additional information on housing discrimination, contact the Broward County Human Rights Section at 954-357-7800 (voice), 954-357-6181 (TTY). Individuals requiring accommodations to participate in this event must notify the Human Rights Section at the time of registration or at least five business days prior to the event.
The Broward County Human Rights Section is dedicated to protecting individuals from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and gender identity or expression.
HOPE, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and promoting equal opportunity in housing. HOPE, Inc. is the only private housing organization in Broward and Miami-Dade counties engaged in testing for fair housing law violations and pursuing the enforcement of meritorious claims.
For more information visit broward.org/intergovernmental and click HUMAN RIGHTS.