Ohio Civil rights commission end of the year commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the fair housing act


Tue, November 27, 2018

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST


Ohio Department of Transportation Auditorium

1980 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43223



Join the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for a robust day of education and contemplation on the legacy of the Federal Fair Housing Act. The symposium will also focus upon the future of fair housing in the United States.


8:00-8:30 - Registration

8:30 - 9:00 - Welcome Remarks

9:00 -10:00 - History of Housing Discrimination in Ohio

Jason Reece - Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning, The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture

10:00 -11:30 - Disparate Impact in Housing
Stephen Menendian -
 Assistant Director and Director of Research at the Haas Institute at University of California Berkeley 

11:30 -12:30 - LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 
Cafeteria featuring Milo's food is available for purchased lunch on site.

12:30 - 1:30 - "This is America - Confronting our Nations Legacy of Racism"
Kyle Strickland - Senior Legal Analyst, The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute

1:30 - 2:30 - "The Future of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing"
Lisa Rice - President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

2:30 - 3:30 - Panel Discussion - Disability, Familial Status, and Elusive Promise of Housing Equality

Joe Maskovyak - Affordable Fair Housing Coordinator, Coalition on Homeless and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO); Darlene Sweeney-Newbern - Director of Regional Operations, Ohio Civil Rights Commission; Kyle Strickland - Senior Legal Analyst, The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute; Lisa Rice - President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

3:30 - 4:00 - Closing remarks
Ronnell Tomlinson - Director of Housing Enforcement and Mediation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission