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Opening Acts: October 15, 2015

Acting for Justice Awards on November 10th 

Show Your Support for Fair Housing 

FHJC Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with an Acting for Justice Awards Benefit and Reception on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater, located at 253 W. 125th Street. Award-winning Singer/Actor Darius de Haas will serve as master of ceremony for the evening. Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO of the NAACP, will be the featured speaker and one of the national honorees. The FHJC also plans to honor the Dallas-based Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) and the law firm of Daniel & Beshara, PC with national awards for the landmark Supreme Court decision they obtained in June 2015 affirming disparate impact as a theory of liability under the federal Fair Housing Act. For the first time, the FHJC will present two Fair Housing Education Awards to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and documentarian Bill Kavanagh. Awards will also be presented to outstanding local fair housing attorneys and other individuals for their outstanding contributions to fair housing.

The event promises an evening infused with inspiration, entertainment, and celebration. The General Reception begins at 7:00 p.m. and the Awards Program begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 400-8201 or by going to the following link at www.fairhousingjustice.org/event. This is an opportunity for you to show your support for fair housing by celebrating the work and accomplishments of the FHJC. The mission of the FHJC is to eliminate housing discrimination; promote policies that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws. To see a one-page summary of FHJC’s 10 Years of Accomplishments, please go to:
http://www.fairhousingjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/FHJC-Accomplishments-FNL.pdf

ASL interpreter services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing attendees will be provided by All Hands in Motion at the event.