Rosa Parks Museum to host forum on fair housing

Posted: Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Thursday, April 16: – A forum examining the impact of the Chicago Freedom Movement and the current state of fair housing in the nation will be held at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

The museum and the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center are celebrating Fair Housing Month with the forum “How Far We Marched: The Chicago Freedom Movement’s Relevance to the Modern Struggle for Fair Housing.”

Appearing on the forum panel will be Shanna Smith, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance; Bernard J. Kleina, executive director of the HOPE Fair Housing Center in Illinois; and Faith Cooper, executive director of the CAFHC.

Appearing on the forum panel will be Shanna Smith, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance; Bernard J. Kleina, executive director of the HOPE Fair Housing Center in Illinois; and Faith Cooper, executive director of the CAFHC.

A press release about the forum can be found on line: http://troy.edu/news/archives/2009/april/04022009_fair_housing.html

Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to be in place by 5:45 p.m. Any special coverage requirements can be directed to mclower@troy.edu.