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8:15AM - 8:45AM
General Conference Registration Sign-In
8:45AM - 9:00AM
Welcome To The Conference
9:00AM - 10:15AM
Plenary – Hate Crimes and Terrorism- Historical Hate Groups- Definitions of- Understanding the Differences This session will review some of the historical development of hate groups in America. The discussion will also review federal and state housing civil rights/municipal laws that have been passed to address and respond to hate crimes and terrorism and that serve both preventive and enforcement functions.
Speakers - R. Tamar Hagler, Esq., Deputy Chief, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, Civil Rights Division, U. S. Department of Justice - Rebekeh Fretz, Esq. (invited), Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice - Alexandra Seldin, Esq. (Invited), Senior Staff Counsel, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Moderator - Mary Scot Knoll, Executive Director-Fair Housing Council of San Diego
10:30AM - 10:45AM
10:45AM - 12:00PM
Plenary - Hate Crimes and Terrorism Conditions of an Impacts on Community - Enforcement Measures
The continuum of existing criminal and civil anti-hate crime laws provides a strong safety-net for addressing and abating this crime and for responding to terrorist’s acts. Discussion of existing enforcement avenues and highlighting of successful prosecutions for the commission of hate crimes will serve to inform and motivate the audience to Identify and report hate crime as a united community solution.
Speakers - Oscar Garcia, Esq. , San Diego Deputy District Attorney, Hate Crimes Unit - Todd Hemmen, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations - Christopher Sedmak, Special Agent, Federal Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations - Joanna Mendelson, Senior Investigative Researcher & Director of Special Projects with the Anti-Defamation League,
Moderator - Lei Chala Wilson, Esq., Law Offices of Lei-Chala I. Wilson
12:15PM - 1:30PM
The Community Needs Love and Respect - Not Hate!!
Hate crimes spread fear throughout the entire community and threaten or take the lives of targeted victims. These victims are: Muslim/Other Religious Groups; African-Americans/other group identities/ethnicities; LGBT residents; persons subjected to cyber bullying; refugees and immigrants who hail from different nations of the world or anyone subjected to hate. A united and coalesced community response must have at its core, anti- hate crime coalitions, faith-based communities, businesses and their diverse customers, housing associations, law enforcement, neighbors and many others.
ROUNDTABLE–OPEN MIKE FOR SPEAKERS
Faith-based Organizations- Human Relation Groups- Community-Based- Law Enforcement-Others
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Plenary - Community Resources - Planned Action - Legislative Cures - Educational Responses Fight Hate Crimes in Our Country.
This session is participatory and speakers will focus to identify community resources that exist,legislative actions that may be underway, attitudinal - societal changes that are recommended,cultural competencies that must be achieved and much more-all connected to resolution of the problem,
Moderato r- Lei-Chala Wilson, Esq., Law Offices of Lei - Chala I. Wilson
3:45PM - 4:00PM
Plenary - Fair Housing Software Demonstration.
DiversaLink, has developed a brand – new software platfor specifically for Fair Housing agencies. It does Case Management, E&O, Grant Management, Time Management, Housing Counseling, and Cloud Document storage and helps ensure secure records for emergency preparedness planning.
Richard Rogers, DiversaLINK
Pre-Conference Day Adjourns
The Past - Actions that Accomplished “Protected Classes”
Part 1- “To Know Where We Are Going, We Must Know Where We’ve ’Been” This session will examine the sociopolitical, economic and human rights nexus for housing civil rights protections as provided under federal and state laws. Panelist will give an historical and legislative backdrop for “protections” gained from 1866 through February 2018.
Future Challenges to Accomplish - Strengthen Protected Classes
This session will examine steps that can be taken through collaboration, legislation, and other strategies that will further strengthen less well-established and/or create non-existent housing civil rights as LGBT/other groups that seek protection under the Fair Housing Act.
Basic Coverage of Fair Housing Laws That Establish Housing Civil-Rights
This fair housing 101 in-depth, comprehensive review is for new lawyers, advocates, housing counseling staff, community-based agencies, housing providers and others.
Future - Immigration Reform-Meets Housing Civil Rights
To meet future challenges, the question becomes, can we build bridges and showcase a model for “fair housing” infusion into immigration reform- policies and practices. What would the model look like?
Future - The Environment and Housing
Can we preserve and promote environmental protections in partnership with the advancement of housing civil rights? How do we merge rights with resources for solutions?
Conference Day 1 Adjourns
The Enforcement Team - Fifty Years of Enforcement
Speakers will focus on the roles of the federal, state, and local governments in securing and furthering fair housing rights. The focus will on the interrelationship
between entities that are responsible for protecting and enforcing housing rights, remedies and obligations under fair housing laws.
Part I- §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (As Amended)-Educating All About All Provisions
This session is designed to give a broad overview of the requirements for housing providers on behalf of intended beneficiaries under the Act.
A Review of the Supreme Court
Via Taped Video, Professor Erwin Chemerinsky will provide his annual update on the U.S. Supreme Court work. This much-heralded and insightful presentation delves into the composition of the Supreme Court, discusses cases heard or with potential to be heard by the court and presents a variety of other perspectives concerning the impact of court decisions on the matters of fair housing.