PRRAC Update  

September 10, 2015    


Agenda now available for the Sept 24-25 National School Diversity Conference:  
 "21st Century School Integration: Building the Movement for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion," featuring a policy plenary with Department of Education Deputy Secretary John King, a keynote lunch discussion with New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, and an afternoon plenary session with student activists from St. Louis.  Plus workshops on best practices in diverse schools, parent organizing, and linking housing and school policy.  Thursday opening reception at the Mayflower Hotel; Friday main conference at Howard University Law School. Sponsored by the National Coalition on School Diversity.  See the current agenda here and register here.
Title VI and Treasury:  In July, the Treasury Department finally issued draft rules to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but left out the multi-billion dollar Low Income Housing Tax Credit program from the list of programs covered. A coalition of civil rights groups has responded with these comments filed yesterday.
Other resources and upcoming events
Fighting displacement in gentrifying communities:  The Pittsburgh Fair Development Action Group recently released an excellent resource booklet, Black Homes Matter: Alternate Approaches to Neighborhood Revitalization in the City of Pittsburgh, updating a pamphlet circulated at their "People's Speak-Out for Equitable Development" at the Cleveland Federal Reserve's policy summit in June. 

"HUD at 50: History in the Making":
  Multimedia presentation sponsored by the Office of Policy Development and Research by Jill Khadduri (ABT Associates) on the founding and evolution of HUD over the last 50 years.Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, in the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium at HUD Headquarters.  Register here to attend in person or via live stream.  Recommended homework reading:  PRRAC's alternative civil rights history of HUD, "50 Years of the People v. HUD".


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