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Friday, October 21 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
2c Own It – Housing Related Issues
The goal of the panel is to raise awareness and educate participants about various housing discrimination and other housing related legal battles that Asian American and Pacific Islanders face. Residential housing discrimination and segregation has been the most intractable, and the panel hopes to initiate a productive and insightful discussion into such issues.

Moderators
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Karin Yoo

Law school student, Boston College Law School
Karin Yoo is a second year student at Boston College Law School. This summer, she worked as an Investigation/Law Enforcement intern at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she provided direct assistance to federal investigators in handling inquiries of employment discrimination. She is committed to advocating for the rights of immigrants/refugees, and is dedicated to raising awareness of various legal issues that AAPI... Read More →

Speakers
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Karen Chen

Co-Director, Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)
Karen Chen is Co-Director of CPA. Upon completing college, she became the Worker Rights organizer at the CPA, help Chinese workers to learn about and organize for our rights in the workplace. Karen also worked as a paralegal at the Asian Outreach Unit at the Greater Boston Legal Service and the Tenant Service Coordinator at the Castle Square Apartments, a five hundred unit low-income housing complex on the border of Boston’s Chinatown and... Read More →
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Susan Forward

Regional Director of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Susan Forward is the Regional Director of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. She has worked in the civil rights profession for nearly 40 years in both the public and private sectors. She started her career at the MCAD as an Investigator, Testing Coordinator and later Housing Unit Supervisor. After 9 years at MCAD, Ms. Forward took a position with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board as its first Director of Equal Opportunity.
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Professor Daniel Lyons

Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Daniel Lyons is an Associate Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, where he specializes in the areas of telecommunications, administrative law, and property. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Before joining the Boston College faculty, he clerked for the Honorable Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law at the firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Munger, Tolles & Olson... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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