Hugh Burns State Building2550 Mariposa StreetFresno, CA
A free, day-long hearing open to the public to take testimony from experts, advocates, and the public about civil rights issues affecting residents of the Central Valley in 2018. The agenda includes:
Panel One: Fair Housing in the Central Valley: 10:30 am - 11:30 amFeaturing speakers from Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, Central California Legal Services, and Fair Housing Council of Central California.
Panel Two: Anti-Discrimination Protections in Employment: 11:30 am - 12:30 pmFeaturing speakers from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Rural Legal Assistance, United Farm Workers Foundation, and Lang Richert & Patch.
Panel Three: Youth and Education: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFeaturing speakers from ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Exceptional Parents Unlimited, and Law Office of Pahoua C. Lor.
Panel Four: Exclusion and Vulnerable Communities: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFeaturing speakers from The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity, the Jakara Movement, and McCormick Barstow, LLP.
There will be periods of public comment during each panel and from 3:30 pm - 4 pm.
The Fair Employment and Housing Council has statutory authority to promulgate regulations and to hold hearings and issue reports to advance civil rights in California.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking.