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Saturday, April 28 from 9:30am - 3:30pm
Roosevelt University - Wabash Building
425 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL

Fifty years after the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, advocates, experts, and community members will convene on Saturday, April 28 for a free half-day community summit to learn our history, share tools, and organize together for equity and justice.


  • Lunchtime keynote session with Natalie Moore;

  • Community conversations on affordable housing, rent control, equitable development, and property tax discrimination;

  • Interactive art exhibit;

  • A children’s program on fair housing;

  • Know-your-rights and intake clinics for residents on housing discrimination;

  • Participatory data workshop;

  • And more!

Presented by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Policy Research Collaborative at Roosevelt University, with Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance, the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic, Northside Community Resources, and Open Communities.

Summit Schedule (subject to change)

Registration; light breakfast; childcare drop-off


Welcome and orientation


National Public Housing Museum Exhibit

Chicago Freedom Movement Exhibit

All day

All day

The Fight for Affordable Housing and Equitable Development

Know-Your-Rights: Housing Discrimination in Renting, Lending, and Home-buying

Children's Program





Chicago’s Unjust Property Tax System

Housing Discrimination Intake Clinic



Lunch Keynote with Natalie Moore

12:30pm - 1:30pm


Using Data to Support Fair Housing Work

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Know-Your-Rights: Housing Discrimination in Renting, Lending, and Home-buying

Children's Program


Break-Out Groups

Housing Discrimination Intake Clinic

2:40pm - 3:20pm


Closing remarks and end of summit

3:20pm - 3:30pm


Directions to Roosevelt University and information on transit, discounted parking, and validated parking options are available here.

For more information, please contact Barbara Barreno-Paschall,