Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome - Jamie Langowski, Susan Spurlock, Dean Perlman, Janine Anzalota                                        *Continental breakfast will be served.
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Opening Plenary – Barriers to Equity, Housing and Beyond

Moderator: Cynthia Silva-Parker, Senior Associate, Interaction Institute for Social Change

Panelists:  Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

Erin Graves, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Patricia Spence, Executive Director, Urban Farming Institute

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Fair Fair Housing and Its Impact on Health Outcomes

Janine Anzalota, Executive Director, City of Boston’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity

Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

Session B: Testing Session 1: Life of a Test

Moderator: Jamie Langowski, Asst. Dir. Suffolk Univ. Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Pgm.

Panelists: Lucy Allen, HUD Equal Opportunity Specialist (Intakes/Investigations)

Nadiyah Humber, SULS HDTP Director of Investigations and Outreach

Sajid Shahriar, HUD Presidential Management Fellow (Intakes Investigations)

Session C: Trans 101

Mason Dunn, Executive Director, Mass. Transgender Political Coalition

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Changing Role of Philanthropy

Aixa Beauchamp, President, Beauchamp & Associates

Session B: HUD Legal Update

Eric Batcho, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Jack Brandwein, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Ben Gworek, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Hillary Harnett, Trial Attorney, HUD’s Office of General Counsel

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception

Day 2 – Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction of Assistant Secretary by Susan Forward, HUD Region 1 Director

Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Anna Maria Farías

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Testing Session 2: Life of a Test Continued

Moderator: Jamie Langowski, Asst. Dir. Suffolk Univ. Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Pgm.

Panelists: Rob Forti, Intake Branch Chief, HUD Region 1

Nadiyah Humber, SULS HDTP Director of Investigations and Outreach

Vera Schneider, Compliance Officer III, Mass. Commission Against Discrimination

Sajid Shahriar, Presidential Management Fellow, (Intakes/Investigations)

Session B: Gender Identity Recent Studies and Legal Updates

Claudia Aranda, Senior Research Associate and Director of Field Operations, Urban Institute

William Berman, Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

Joseph Wardenski, Counsel, Relman, Dane & Colfax

Session C: Tenant on Tenant Harassment

Professor Willis Caruso, Clinical Professor Emeritus, The John Marshall Law School

Joel Feldman, Heisler, Feldman & McCormick, P.C.

Genevieve C. Nadeau, Chief, Civil Rights Division, Massachusetts A.G.O.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Buffet Lunch 

Keynote: Carlos Saavedra Diaz, Director & Lead Trainer, Ayni Institute

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Conciliation in Fair Housing Matters

Melvin Jenkins, Attorney, Instructor, Nat’l Fair Housing Training Academy

Session B: Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias

Nick Buttrick, Doctoral Student, Univ. of Virginia, Project Implicit Speaker

Session C: Trans 102

Mason Dunn, Executive Director, Mass. Transgender Political Coalition

 

For general questions about the conference please contact Jamie Langowski at jlangowski@suffolk.edu.

This conference was made possible in part by Suffolk University Public Policy and Practice HUB and the Mayor's Office of Fair Housing & Equity.