Tucson & Beyond: The Fight for Fair Housing in the Southwest

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dunbar Cultural Center
325 W 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85705

“In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Southwest Fair Housing Council and our community partners will be examining the impact of the Act on Arizona.

8:00 – Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 – Opening Remarks, welcome address, and a brief history of Dunbar school will be given by Jay Young and Debi Chess Mabie

9:00 – Keynote address will be given by Dr. George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara

9:30 – Panel 1: “They lived in the alleyways”: An exploration of the history of housing segregation in Tucson and the larger Southwest. Moderated by Dr. Tyina Steptoe, this panel will include

Dr. Grace Peña Delgado

Dr. Eric Meeks

Lola Rainey

Jaynie Adams

11:00 – Panel 2: “There is much yet to do”: An examination of how city officials are combating housing inequalities. Moderated by Jay Young, panelists include

Joshua Poe

Maribel Alvarez

Kimber Lanning

Pima County Land Trust (Maggie Tellez)

12:30 – Lunch

1:30 – Panel 3: Los Guerreros: A conversation between community activists about how they dismantle the effects of housing segregation in their own communities. Moderated by Andrea Romero, community organizations include

Nelda Ruiz, Tierra y Libertad Organization

Alfonso Chavez, Flowers and Bullets

Darren Chapman, The Tiger Mountain Foundation

Brian Flagg, Casa Maria

Josefina Cardenas, Favor Celestial Community Economic Development Initiative

Questions? Contact jaynie@swfhc.com or rachel@swfhc.com for more information


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