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      April 16, 2019

      Tuesday   5:30 PM

      3 Statehouse Plaza
      Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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      2019 Arkansas Fair Housing/Fair Lending Conference April 16-19, 2019, Little Rock

      "Building the Next Generation of Diverse Arkansas Communities"The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission will host its 2019 Fair Housing/Fair Lending Conference, “Building the Next Generation of Diverse Arkansas Communities,” April 16-19, 2019, in Little Rock, AR. This annual conference constitutes Arkansas' single largest fair housing/fair lending educational outreach program and features local, state and national housing, lending and development professionals providing a broad range of fair housing/fair lending information to help ensure equitable statewide housing access. Conference Week Highlights: April 16, 2019 - "13th" Movie Screening and Panel - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.)  The Commission will host a viewing of "13th," which provides in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and racial inequality. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars activist and politicians analyze the criminalization of persons of color and the U.S. prison boom.  April 17, 2019 - Historical Civil Rights Bus Tour - Little Rock Marriott (8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.) The Commission will host a guided bus tour of historical sites in Little Rock. April 17, 2019 - Opening Session - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.) The Commission will host its Opening Session and Reception.  April 18-19, 2019 - General Sessions (8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) The conference will feature notable fair housing and fair lending practicioners from local, state and national housing sectors. April 18, 2019 - Morning Keynote Speaker: Governor Asa Hutchinson (9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.) Gov. Hutchinson was sworn in for a second term as the 46th Governor of Arkansas on January 15, 2019. April 18, 2019 - Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Diane Yentel (11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.) Yentel is President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a membership organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Yentel is frequently cited in media outlets, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, Mother Jones, NPR and The Guardian.  April 19, 2019 - Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., (11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.). Dr. Carson was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 2, 2017. Appointed by the President, and a member of his Cabinet, the Secretary advises the President on housing issues, creates and implements policy, and oversees all programs in the Department. Hotel Accommodations:  Available at the conference rate of $94.00 plus tax at the Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201. or 501.906.4000. Please make your accommodations by March 25, 2019, and mention the Arkansas Fair Housing Conference to receive the discount rate.  Conference Overflow Hotel: Book until April 10th for the $94 group rate at the Courtyard Little Rock Downtown 521 President Clinton Avenue Little Rock FAQs:What if I have questions about the event? Please contact Jacquelyn Alexander at (501) 682-3247 or Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It would be helpful for you to bring your printed ticket to the registration table at the event. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Your ticket is not transferrable so please make sure to register each person for the events desired. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Your printed ticket should list the name of the person attending the event What is the cost for attendance? There is no cost to attend the events; However, a nominal $25/day fee will be charged if you would like professional development credits for the workshops on April 18-19, 2019.

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