Coming in 2015: Project Sentinel’s 8th Annual Fair Housing Symposium

Please join us for this thought-provoking event featuring experts in the field of Fair Housing from all over California, representing a variety of perspectives on several cutting edge topics.  For those new to fair housing, the symposium will also offer a session on Fair Housing Basics.   This year we are especially honored to welcome Keynote Speaker Sara Pratt, the “top cop” for Fair Housing enforcement in the nation, currently serving as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Enforcement.   The registration fee is $20, which includes lunch,  and fee waiver requests are available.


Date: TBD

8:00am – 8:45am – Coffee and Pastries
8:45am – 9:00am – Welcoming Remarks
9:00am – 4:00pm – Symposium

Location: Computer History Museum: TBD

Keynote Speaker: Sara K. Pratt, HUD Assistant Secretary for FHEO Enforcement.

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Symposium workshops will include:

The Push for Progress: Identifying Obligations to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing
– Chris Brancart, Attorney, Brancart & Brancart
– Jessica Tankersley Sparks, Staff Attorney, Marin Fair Housing
– Jeff Jackson,  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), SF Regional Office
– Oliver Ehlinger, Attorney, Legal Services of Northern CA 

An America for All: Immigration and Fair Housing
– Liza Cristol-Deman, Attorney, Brancart & Brancart
– Nicole Collier, Executive Director, Napa Valley Fair Housing
– Theodore Cuison, Attorney, Legal Services of Northern CA

Working Effectively with Persons with Mental Disabilities: Ensuring Client Needs are Met
– Stuart Seaborn, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates
– James Preis, Executive Director, Mental Health Advocacy Services
– Ilsa Branch, Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Project, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Fair Housing Issues in the Current Economic Climate: What is Being Done to Respond?
– Kevin Stein, Associate Director, California Reinvestment Coalition
– Wendy Sullivan, Attorney and Planning Consultant, co-author of “From Urban Renewal and Displacement to Economic Inclusion: San Francisco Affordable Housing Policy 1978-2012”
– James Zahradka, Supervising Attorney, Fair Housing Law Project, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Implicit Bias in Fair Housing for Housing Providers and Advocates
– Allison Elgart , Legal Director, Equal Justice Society (interactive single-presenter workshop)

Fair Housing 101: Fundamentals and Beyond
– Mark Roy, Supervising Attorney, GBLA Fair Housing Law Project, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
– Susan Sheftel, Equal Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
– Ann Marquart, Executive Director, Project Sentinel

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