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Identifying and Overcoming Stereotypes & Racial and Economic Prejudice in Housing

An "In Community" CLE Panel Discussion

November 15, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Speakers: Timothy S. Hollister

When:
November 15, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Where:

4:30 - 5:00
Registration and Refreshments

5:00 - 6:30  
Panel Discussion and Q&A

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office
Courtroom - 20th Floor
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT
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Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to sponsor this CLE-eligible panel discussion on identifying and overcoming racial and economic stereotypes in housing. Our panelists each deal with aspects of this challenging topic regularly in their work.  Our discussion will focus on housing as an example, but will attempt to identify the deeper roots and manifestations of prejudice, exclusion, inequality, and segregation. Topics will include:

  • Where do racial and economic prejudice exist in housing in Connecticut today?
  • How racially and economically segregated is Connecticut, and why?
  • How do racial and economic segregation in housing impact families?
  • How do state laws and regulations and government programs involving land use, financing, construction, and occupancy directly or indirectly perpetuate segregation in housing?
  • What legislative and policy changes, litigation, or other efforts have the potential to promote greater integration in housing?

Panelists: 

Erin Boggs, Executive Director, Open Communities Alliance
David Lavery, Staff Attorney, Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.
Anika Singh Lemar, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Timothy HollisterPartner, Real Estate and Land Use, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

There will be a Q&A following this discussion. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to invite a guest, and register any guests who plan to attend.

This presentation is the twelfth in Shipman & Goodwin’s In Community series, presentations focusing on a variety of issues facing our workforce and community.

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours of Professional Practice and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys.

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this activity qualifies for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.

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