This page is about our 2018 event. Information about our 2018 event will be available here
|FAIR HOUSING MONTH 2018:|
Join the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center and the Dayton REALTORS® for our annual celebration of Fair Housing Month. Register below
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Sinclair Conference Center
The event starts with a fair housing workshops accredited for continuing education for REALTORS®.
After the morning workshop will be our annual Fair Housing luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Bernie Kleina
. Then, we will be honoring this year’s recipients of the Marie Kindrick
Fair Housing Awards.
|Golden Jubilee Sponsor:|
|With additional support from:|
Bernard Kleina — Keynote speaker
the artist who created the Chicago Freedom Movement photo exhibit. Bernard J. Kleina served as Executive Director of HOPE Fair Housing Center for over 36 years. HOPE promotes equal housing, lending and insurance opportunities through education, research, outreach, enforcement, training and advocacy. HOPE serves DuPage and Kane Counties as well as other counties in Northern and North Central Illinois, with a combined population of more than 4,000,000 people. Bernard Kleina is one of the most respected advocates for fair housing in the country. Paul F. Hancock, former Chief of the Housing Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, calls him “one of the country’s recognized experts in fair housing. The principle which he honors most is promoting justice for everyone.” Kleina is one of the founding members of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). He is past President of the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance. He serves on the board of the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, the DuPage Housing Authority Management, Inc., Housing Choice Partners of Illinois, and has served on the faculty of the Office of Legal Education for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bernard is a professional photographer and media consultant. He has produced some of the most innovative and powerful audio-visual presentations on fair and affordable housing in the country. He has produced more than twenty five video presentations on fair housing and fair lending, and the destructive effects of discrimination in housing-related services, such as home insurance. His video presentations on civil rights, fair housing and fair lending are shown throughout the country by housing and real estate professionals, attorneys, lending institutions, newspaper publishers, municipal and county officials, schools and universities, HUD, the U.S. Department of Justice and fair housing agencies. Bono of U2 has taken Kleina photographs to Dublin, Ireland as part of a traveling exhibit on Martin Luther King. Many of his photos are archived at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His photographs and images are used by fair housing centers nationwide, for their brochures, web sites, newsletters, and promotional campaigns.
|Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit|
Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit
Join us between April 6, 2018 – April 28, 2018 as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — who was assassinated fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968 — by looking back in time with the photographs of Bernard Kleina.
In what is called the most ambitious Civil Rights campaign in the North, Dr. King led rallies, marches and pickets in Chicago to raise attention to the issue of open housing from 1965 to 1966. Through this series of nonviolent marches, called the Chicago Freedom Movement, citizens fought for housing equality and the elimination of slums. Photographer and Civil Rights activist Bernard Kleina captured these times in a series of images ranging from the violent reactions of locals, to Dr. King’s address of more than 50,000 people at Soldier Field.
|When:||April 6, 2018 – April 28, 2018|
|Where:||Sinclair Community College Library Loggia|
The loggia is the upper level of the library. It is the balcony that runs the length of each side of the library.
|Hours:||Mon-Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
|Additional information:||Parking is available in Parking Lot A and some on street metered parking on Third Street|
Library is in Building 7 Lower level
For maps and directions visit http://www.sinclair.edu/about/visit/maps-directions
|Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Awards|
was a remarkable woman who for nearly sixty years was committed to working for the rights of those who are under-represented. Her mother was from Indiana, and her father was an immigrant from Italy. Speaking of her childhood, Marie recalled that her neighborhoods in Cincinnati were totally diverse with everyone working and playing together, as it should be.
The first thing people who knew Marie remember is her big warmth and her generous spirit. She made her life a testament to the kind of work that we honor with these awards. As a REALTOR® in our community, she was a volunteer tutor for the DABR Partners in Education at Ruskin School and also taught English as a second language in Kettering Schools. She served on DABR’s Equal Opportunity Committee from 1992 until her untimely passing in May 1998. Each year we pay tribute to Marie Kindrick and honor her for the inspiration to work for fairness and equity for everyone by honoring a Community Professional, a Community Volunteer, and a REALTOR®.
|Fair Housing Survey — 1968–2018|
Workshop time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
“Fair Housing Survey — 1968–2018” is at the location of the Chicago Freedom Movement Exhibit in the Loggia Area of the Library pictured here. A tour of the exhibit of color photos from 1965 and 1966 showing the civil rights push in Chicago for what was then called “Open Housing” and today is known as “Fair Housing.” The class will detail Ohio fair housing and it passage three years in advance of the federal law. This class is certified for a three-year term providing the required Core Civil Rights credit. The photos depict a two year housing civil rights project called the Chicago Freedom Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King. The exhibit along with educational material, gives attendees an experience rendering both a deeper understanding of fair housing laws and credibility to the continued existence of fair housing laws that lectures can’t give. The local collection of photos are rare copies of the originals made from the original film. Many original photos are included in the collection of the National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture which opened last year in Washington, D. C.
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