Free Fair Housing Month Forum: April 30 Freedom Exhibit: April 30 – May 7

© Photograph by Bernard J. Kleina. Used with permission.

© Photograph by Bernard J. Kleina. Used with permission.

Long Island Housing Services Invites you to “Fair Housing’s Future in a Crisis Economy: A New Decade of Challenges
April 30, 2010 – 11:30 am – 1 pm @ Touro Law Center – Central Islip
Nationally Renowned Speakers: Bernie Kleina & Prof. Okianer Christian Dark
Special Civil Rights Photo Exhibit: “The Chicago Freedom Movement

The Chicago Freedom Movement exhibit is a collection of more than 50 color photographs taken by Bernard J. Kleina in Chicago in 1965-1966. The photographs are a priceless historical treasure and are the only candid color photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists taken in Chicago at that time.
The exhibit reminds us that we still have a long way to go before we achieve what Dr. King fought for and what we are fighting for now – open and fair housing and an end to racial and ethnic segregation.


Bernard (Bernie) Kleina is a civil rights and fair housing advocate. As Executive Director of HOPE Fair Housing Cen-ter in Illinois, he promotes equal housing, lending, and insur-ance opportunities through education, research, outreach, enforcement, training and advocacy.  A professional photographer and media consultant, Bernie has produced some of the most innovative and powerful audiovisual presentations on fair and affordable housing in the country. Currently, his featured exhibit is being shown in cities and museums around the country.
Prof. Okianer Christian Dark is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Howard University Law School where she has been teaching since 2001. Her personal story as a victim of housing discrimination is used for training and education nationally by fair housing agencies, law schools and the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Prof. Dark served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division and supervisor of the Community Relations Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland, OR, where she also litigated several landmark civil rights and discrimination cases.  A winner of the National Fair Housing Alliance Award for Excellence, Prof. Dark also recently served on the historic National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. She frequently speaks at local, state and national events.

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Related: Fair Housing Fundraiser 4/30/10

One Response

  1. I wish i could be there but i am far away ,That is from Ghana West Africa. I am a diirector of Housing aid Ghana, is an NGO base purpose is to promote housing industries in Ghana as well as i will contact you if you reply me through my email address thanks

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