Acting for Justice Stories

Acting for Justice: B.L.’s Story

In many ways, B.L.’s experience as a tester is very common for those who join the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice testing program. An actor by trade, B.L. was looking for additional income between acting roles when, through The Actors Fund, he found out about the opportunity to become a tester. And […]

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Acting for Justice: J.M.’s Story

We all have a part to play in building a better world. That is what J.M. firmly believes in. J.M. grew up in a household full of grassroots organizers. From a young age he learned that it is incumbent on each of us to, as he would say, “take what is and work to make […]

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In Memoriam – A Tribute to L.B. Williams

Dear Friends of Fair Housing,  It is with tremendous sadness that I inform you that L.B. Williams, an actor and one of the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) testers, passed away just over a week ago. L.B. was a talented performer and beloved friend. L.B. once said that, “Change takes a long time to happen. […]

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Acting for Justice: C.’s Story

It was fall of 2009 when C. spoke with the Actors Work Program about a different kind of job opportunity. He was in the in-between state, having just finished working in a long-running Broadway show and waiting for his next acting job. Like most actors, C. had taken on all kinds of jobs to pay […]

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Acting for Justice: A.M.T.’s Story

A.M.T. knows what it is like to live in inaccessible housing. She knows what it is like to be discriminated against. And she knows what it is like to advocate for and exercise her fair housing rights, which is what makes her work as a tester for the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for […]

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Acting for Justice: J.R.’s Story

We all have a responsibility to ensure that housing is open and equally accessible to all. We are called as citizens to make sure that all people are afforded their rights under the law. That is why J.R. works as a tester for the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice program. J.R. first […]

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Acting for Justice: K.’s Story

K. is proud to be a native New Yorker. She had always seen New York City as a welcoming place. But when she learned how pervasive housing discrimination was in this city, she jumped on the opportunity to do something about it. K. became a tester in the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for […]

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Acting for Justice: L.D.’s Story

It was about eight years ago when L.D.’s boyfriend at the time came home after an exciting job interview. He was so enthusiastic about this opportunity that he had to share it with L.D. The job was to be a tester in the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice program. “This is such […]

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