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Washburn Law Symposium Highlights 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act

02/21/18 03:02 pm CST
"Where we live touches every aspect of our lives"

     Washburn University School of Law’s Diversity Committee and the Washburn University Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the Fair Housing and Financial Markets Diversity Symposium on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will run from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center on the Washburn University campus.

     The event will highlight the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis. Speakers will examine federal fair housing protections, the uneven and unfair effects of the 21st century's mortgage meltdown on minority households, and the importance of creating a financial sector that reflects both the diversity of our country and how access to capital for minorities and minority entrepreneurial ventures is critical to building a more robust economy.

     "Where we live touches every aspect of our lives," said Washburn University School of Law Diversity Committee Chair and Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, symposium organizer.  "Fifty years ago Congress passed the landmark Fair Housing Act to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to housing.  This symposium will explore whether that promise has been fulfilled and how we can meet the challenges of creating and sustaining diverse and inclusive communities across America."

     Continental breakfast and a hot buffet will be provided to those who pre-register by Wednesday, February 28, at 9 a.m. The event includes an evening reception. Registration and more information are available at washburnlaw.edu/fairhousingdiversity. Free parking is available south and west of Bradbury Thompson.

     Washburn Law recognizes the FHLBank Topeka as the key sponsor for this symposium and appreciates its support. Washburn Law and the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation are contributing sponsors, and Capitol Federal Bank and the Washburn Law Business and Transactional Law Center are friend sponsors.


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     Washburn University School of Law was founded in 1903 with 41 students enrolled in the first class. Our worldwide network of more than 7,300 alumni includes nationally recognized lawyers, state and federal judges, Kansas Supreme Court Justices, politicians, television journalists, and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and national legal associations. Washburn University School of Law’s tradition of excellence in teaching is enhanced by its six Centers for Excellence: the Business and Transactional Law Center, the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, the Center for Law and Government, the Children and Family Law Center, the International and Comparative Law Center, and the Oil and Gas Law Center. For more information about Washburn Law, visit washburnlaw.edu.


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