ABOUT US

Who, What,
& Why


#FHCRC2022

Who We Are

Beginning in 2006, the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference was created as part of the Western Massachusetts Fair Housing Initiative. We started with a modest 25 to 50 attendees and have since grown to be a nationally attended conference.

Though many of our workshops and speakers focus on Massachusetts and New England policies and activities, we believe the information and resources provided every year at this conference can benefit and inspire fair housing and civil rights advocates everywhere.

What Are We About

The Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference brings together people who share a commitment to protecting and furthering the rights of all Americans, both regionally and nationwide. The conference provides an opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of disciplines discuss the state of fair housing and civil rights in America today and share their ideas on how to effectuate change on both a local and national level.

Why Attend

Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Friends. Enough said. But seriously, some of the greatest minds and advocates for fair housing and civil rights unite for candid discussions and problem solving.

16TH ANNUAL

Fair Housing &
Civil Rights Conference

April 5–7, 2022

“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.”

— John F. Kennedy

Planning Committee

Thank you to our volunteer planning committee who help make the annual Fair Housing & Civil Rights Conference possible.

Ramzi Ajami

Ramzi Ajami

Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (Northeast)

Kenneth An

Kenneth An

Director Boston Area Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Rhonda Aubin-Smith

Rhonda Aubin-Smith

District Director Boston District Office of the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Meris Berquist

Meris Berquist

Executive Director Massachusetts Fair Housing Center

Theresa Dudek-Rolon

Theresa Dudek-Rolon

Legal Staff, Connecticut Fair Housing Center

John Fisher

John Fisher

Fair Housing Coordinator Way Finders

Harris Freeman

Harris Freeman

Western New England School of Law

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Michael Rojas

Michael Rojas

Outreach and Education Manager Boston Area Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Robert Terrell

Robert Terrell

Boston Housing Authority

Jamie Williamson

Jamie Williamson

Director Philadelphia Office Equal Opportunity Commission