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Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity with Vann R. Newkirk II

22nd Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity “There’s No Place Like Home: Housing in Crisis”

The 2018 Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity – run entirely by UNC law students – will examine both the positive advances as well as the stalled progress in law and policy to address the crucial housing issues faced by so many, focusing on North Carolina. To explore these issues, organizers invite practitioners, academics, advocates, and local community members to consider how the law has both supported and failed those seeking shelter and stable, affordable housing, and what steps can be taken to ensure that housing is guaranteed as a human right for individuals and families.

Featured speakers

  • Courtney Morton, Housing and Homelessness Research Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Community Support Services.
  • Satana Deberry, Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition.
  • Christopher Taylor, Deputy Regional Administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Region IV.
  • Michael Stegman, Bipartisan Policy Center fellow at UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Linda Joyner, Youth Case Manager with OIC, Inc. and Community Activist.
  • Holt Moore, City Attorney for Lumberton, NC.
  • Amanda Martin, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning.
  • Amily McCool, Legal and Political Director at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
  • Brenda White, Commissioner for the Commission on the Status of Women in Greensboro, domestic violence survivor.
  • Sarah Hill Colwell, Staff Attorney in Immigrant and Refugee Rights at the NC Justice Center.
  • Ashley Clark, Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.
  • Jeffrey Dillman, Project Manager at Legal Aid of North Carolina Fair Housing Project.

Keynote Speaker

  • Vann R. Newkirk II, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics and policy, with a focus on voting rights, civil rights, and health policy. Formerly a staff writer at Daily Kos, Vann Newkirk is also a cofounder of and contributing editor at Seven Scribes, an online magazine by young writers and artists of color.

Triangle Area Students – Free
Community Members/non-area students – $20
Non-CLE attorneys – $20
CLE Applicant Attorneys – $100

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. $100 is required for attorneys seeking CLE credit.

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