Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California is pleased to present the upcoming 2017 Conference:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check-in starts at 9:00 am.)
Marin Center Showcase Theater
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
John P. Relman, Managing Partner
Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
James Perry, President, CEO
Winston-Salem Urban League
And other local and national experts
Join us for a Special Film Event to promote dialogue about race in Marin White Like Me, a documentary film
Our special guest: Filmmaker and anti-racist educator, Tim Wise, in conversation with JayVon Muhammad, CEO of Marin City Health & Wellness Center. Tim Wise has dedicated his career to exploring race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with the legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.
VenturePad Grand Opening March 9, 2017
Six years ago, Henry Ma moved to the Bay Area with his wife from New York City. They settled in San Rafael — the perfect location between both of their jobs.
When they had two girls, he started to notice something about where he lived in Marin County.
“Our daughter was the only Asian in the school of 72 kids,” Ma said.
It made him wonder: “The Bay Area is one of the most diverse places in the country. Within the Bay Area, why is Marin County the least diverse?”
No one should be permitted to revel in the schadenfreude about millennial living arrangements without confronting what’s behind them: the sky-high cost of renting in U.S. cities. A growing number of frustrated young people lay the problem at the feet of the anti-development baby boomer, thwarting efforts to expand the housing stock and driving up his own home value in the process.
In practice, that means pushing planners to reject high-cost projects (“gentrification!”) and low-cost projects (“crime rates!”) and everything in between (“neighborhood character!”).
It’s a classic case of a seemingly innocuous attitude that, perpetuated over and over again in hundreds of different meetings and across residential neighborhoods, has worked to effectively constrain the housing supply, endowing one generation with a windfall in home values and dooming the next to a lifetime of rent payments.
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz.
America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice. Stiglitz explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and with characteristic insight he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision.
The Latino Health Policy Partnership of Marin has compiled this Data, Policy, & Action Guide to present a snapshot of Latino health and well-being in Marin County along with specific action steps that can be taken to improve health outcomes for our children, teens, adults, families and older adults. Use this guide to learn about the contributions of Latinos, advocate for policy change, encourage investments in Latino education, business, and economic development, and promote a healthier Marin for all.
The Department of Homeland Security detains and deports hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year. The massive immigration enforcement regime has devastating effects on immigrant families and communities.
Amidst looming threats of mass deportation from the incoming administration, what is the role of local governments and local law enforcement?
Our findings indicate that the majority of localities across the country spend their own resources assisting with federal immigration enforcement.
There are many ways that cities and counties can lawfully provide sanctuary for immigrants. At the root, they must work to keep families together and safe.
We strongly urge county and state officials to take immediate steps to adopt or strengthen the policies outlined within this report.
Though sanctuary cities will continue to play an important role, we need more county and states to delineate themselves from federal immigration enforcement and protect theircommunities.