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The New Reconstruction: Creating an Equitable Society through Structural Transformation


September 17, 2020

Contact: Krystal Glass | Krystal@BlackCreativeGroup.com  

The New Reconstruction: Creating an Equitable Society through Structural Transformation

National Fair Housing Alliance 2020 National Conference
October 5th-6th and 13th-14th 

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. faces a triple pandemic: the COVID-19 health crisis, the ensuing economic crisis, and the crisis of racism that has long plagued our nation. This situation has brought structural inequality into laser focus. In response, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) will propose solutions to this grim predicament at its 2020 conference — The New Reconstruction: Creating an Equitable Society through Structural Transformation.

“We’re at a pivotal moment for creating systemic change for the betterment of everyone in American society. We can either chart a new course toward a more just society in which all can flourish, or we can retreat to the policies of the past, maintaining the unproductive status quo of discrimination and inequality,” said Lisa Rice, president and CEO of NFHA. “Our upcoming conference will bring together some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders who will provide bold recommendations for eliminating discrimination and building diverse, thriving communities for all Americans,” Rice added.

During the virtual conference, a diverse group of experts and activists will present solutions for preserving affordable housing, achieving environmental and climate justice, closing the racial wealth and homeownership gaps, and advancing racial equity through economic measures. NFHA will also highlight one of its star initiatives, Keys Unlock Dreams, and hold a timely session on disparate impact.

Featured speakers include:

  • David Brickman, CEO, Freddie Mac
  • Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor, Texas Southern University
  • Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Alphonso David, President, Human Rights Campaign
  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric Scientist, Associate Professor of Political Science, Climate Center Co-Director, Texas Tech University
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director Counsel, NAACP-LDF
  • Keenya Robertson, President and CEO, Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence
  • April Ryan, White House Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst

Details are as follows:

Who: National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) 
What: A Conference focused on Creating an Equitable Society through Structural Transformation
When: October 5th-6th and 13th-14th 
Where: Virtual Conference
Register: NFHA Registration Link


About The National Fair Housing Alliance

Founded in 1988, NFHA is a consortium of more than 200 private, nonprofit fair housing organizations and state and local civil rights agencies from throughout the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, community development, advocacy, and enforcement. To learn more, visit: nationalfairhousing.org.