Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Thank you to our conference Community Partners and Advisory Committee for their support!

California Reinvestment Coalition

Canal Alliance

CLAM of West Marin

Consumer Action

County of Marin

Homeward Bound of Marin

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA)

Latino Council

Legal Aid of Marin

Marin Asian Advocacy Project

Marin Center for Independent Living

Marin City CDC

Marin City Clinic

Marin City CSD

Marin County Office of Education

Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative

Marin Housing Authority

Marin Interfaith Council

Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services

SparkPoint Marin

YWCA SF & Marin


Funding for the conference provider by:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

California State Bar

The conference will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, featuring experts in the fair housing field who will address pressing fair housing concerns affecting Marin and the Bay Area, and offer opportunities to engage in strategies to further fair housing.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 Mcinnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903

Registration Fee: $45 per person (includes catered lunch)

Approval by the State Bar of California is currently pending for 6.25 hours of MCLE credit, including 1.25 hours for Recognition and Elimination of Bias Credit.

Featured Speakers:
James Perry

California: The Frontline in the War to Integrate America's Cities
CEO, Winston Salem Urban League
Former CEO, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

George Lipsitz
The Fair Housing Act at Fifty:
Where Do We Go From Here?
Professor of Black Studies and Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

There will be 2 break-out sessions and a closing panel in the afternoon. You can select one panel for session 1 and one panel for session 2 you would like to attend on the registration form. The closing panel is for all attendees.

Session 1 Panels:

Panel 1: For Tenant Rights and Protections: This session will unpack housing-related bills recently passed as well as what is on the horizon, and how they apply locally; and how various organizing groups can work together to effect change.

Panel 2: For Housing Developers, Realtors, Lenders: Sustainable Homeownership: This session will focus on policies that foster inclusive communities and best practices for transparency and responsible borrowing and lending.

Session 2 Panels:

Panel 3: Gentrification and Displacement: This panel will address issues of racial equity and land preservation, how policies and institutions limit mobility and equity-building, and other issues.

Panel 4: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Looking at our local history and how policies affecting access to transportation, education, and affordable housing shaped the segregated living patterns we see today; tools to further fair housing, particularly related to supporting affordable housing, public schools, and transportation policies that will begin to reverse patterns of segregation and lack of access.

Closing Panel:

Panel 5: Strengthening housing advocacy through alliance building: This panel will address how to have difficult conversations about housing in our neighborhoods by debunking myths, stereotypes and misinformation that often lead to fear and exclusion.

Limited number of partial scholarships available upon request. Click here for more information about scholarships.


Adriana Ames
Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California


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