League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
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League of Women Voters presents “Housing in Milwaukee: Evictions, Race Relations and Policy” Oct. 4

A panel of speakers will discuss the history of housing in Milwaukee.

By - Sep 22nd, 2017 12:06 pm

Milwaukee – The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is co-sponsoring a free public presentation titled, “Housing in MKE: Evictions, Race Relations and Policy” on Wednesday, October 4, at 6 p.m. (gathering time begins 5:30 pm). The event will be held at UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Room 191. The program is co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee Black Culture Center and The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

The presentation is part of “200 Nights of Freedom,” a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Milwaukee civil rights marches for school desegregation and fair housing. A panel of speakers will discuss the history of housing in Milwaukee, how it was affected by policy and race relations, and what is needed for true fair housing. Panelists are: Raphael F. Ramos, J.D., Eviction Defense Project Coordinator, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc..; Robert S. Smith, Professor, History Department, UW-Milwaukee / Director, Center for Urban Research Teaching & Outreach; and Kori Schneider Peragine, Senior Administrator, Inclusive Communities Program, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council.

“The League of Women Voters has long advocated for nondiscriminatory lending policies and other measures to promote fair and affordable housing,” said LWVMC President Anne Golden. “We’re pleased to be a part of the ‘200 Nights of Freedom’ events to look back at the historical causes of housing discrimination and look forward to actions that can bring about true fair housing.”

For more information, visit: www.lwvmilwaukee.org

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.  It influences public policy through education and advocacy, but does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.  The national League of Women Voters was formed in 1920 after the ratification of the 19th Amendment ensuring women the right to vote.  Its mission was to educate women on voting matters and to encourage them to exercise their newly won franchise.  While the League of Women Voters retains its name to honor its founders, today’s League includes men as members and its mission is to make democracy work for all.

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