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.
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.
Fair Housing &
Civil Rights Conference
April 11-13, 2023
“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.”
— John F. Kennedy
Thank you to our volunteer planning committee who help make the annual Fair Housing & Civil Rights Conference possible.
Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (Northeast)
Director Boston Area Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
District Director Boston District Office of the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Executive Director Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
Staff Attorney, Connecticut Fair Housing Center
H. John Fisher
Fair Housing Coordinator, Way Finders
Western New England School of Law
Outreach and Education Manager Boston Area Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Boston Housing Authority
Director Philadelphia Office Equal Opportunity Commission