Navigating the Changing Landscape in Housing, Education and Employment

When: Thu., April 26, 5:30-8 p.m. and Fri., April 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 2012

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will host a two-day conference April 26-27, 2012 in Indianapolis focused on providing equal opportunities for all Hoosiers. Entitled “Navigating the Changing Landscape in Housing, Education and Employment”, the gathering will offer the community, educational experts, service providers, property owners and researchers an opportunity to share best practices on bringing an end to discrimination statewide. Agenda: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Moving Towards Equity Workshop Indiana Government Center South 302 W. Washington Street, Conference Room A Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 5:30 pm-6:00 pm Registration and refreshments 6:00 pm-6:50 pm The Achievement Gap and Indiana's Changing Economic Landscape Panel Discussion Panelists: -Kris Deckard, Program Director for Ready Indiana, Indiana Chamber of Commerce -Marie Mackintosh, Director of Educational and Training Programs, DWD -Dr. Russ Skiba, Director for the Equity Project, Indiana University -Gerardo Gonzalez, Dean for the School of Education, Indiana University -Dennisha Murff, Principal, Westlake Elementary School, Metro School District of Wayne Township 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Disproportionality in Special Education in Indiana Dr. Russ Skiba, Indiana University Friday, April 27, 2012 Fair Housing Workshop Ivy Tech Community College 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive North Meridian Campus, Room 428 Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 8:30 am-9:00 am Registration and refreshments. 9:00 am-10:00 am Fair Housing Overview (1.0 CEU credits) Indiana Civil Rights Commission 10:00 am-12:15 pm Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (2.0 CEU credits) Merilyn Brown, Esq., U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Price: free.

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