PRRAC Update  

September 26, 2013 




"Where Integration Meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic and Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century."  A school diversity conference being organized by One Nation Indivisible on November 8-9, 2013, in Hartford, Connecticut. This event will bring together parents, educators, scholars, and activists who aspire to build innovative, racially, and culturally diverse public schools that prepare children for learning, work, and life in the 21st century.  Special focus on school diversity efforts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, with tours of Hartford-area regional magnet schools included.  Click here for more information and register here



From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit is the title of a new book edited by PRRAC research director Chester Hartman and Professor Greg Squires of George Washington University (Greg is also a member of PRRAC's Social Science Advisory Board).  Contributing authors include Shanti Abedin, Katrin B. Anacker, David Berenbaum, Saqib Bhatti, Janis Bowdler, James H. Carr, Peter Dreier, Katrina S. Forrest, Josť A. Garcia, George Goehl, Debby Goldberg, Chester Hartman, Sandra Hinson, Donald L. Kahl, Stephen Lerner, Mike Miller, john a. powell, John P. Relman, Lisa Rice, Robert G. Schwemm, M William Sermons, Shanna L. Smith, and Gregory D. SquiresPre-order now at the special PRRAC rate (just put the word "PRRAC" in the discount code box - available until 10/19). 


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing - there was an extraordinary outpouring of support for the HUD proposed AFFH rule last week as the comment period officially closed.   We have collected some of our favorite comments here - also see our press release on the comments here.  



Other events and resources:


US Human Rights Network's National Conference:  "Advancing Human Rights 2013: Dignity. Justice. Action," December 6-8, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.  To register, please go to


NJ Supreme Court affirms Mount Laurel obligation (again):  congratulations to Fair Share Housing Center for successfully pushing back efforts to dilute New Jersey's landmark affordable housing law - see the decision here.    




Calling all federal employees  Please consider contributing to PRRAC through the Combined Federal Campaign!  Our 2013 CFC designation code is 11710 

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