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Fair housing and education forum planned for Louisville

Scheduled for June 11

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 20, 2015) — The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is hosting a free fair housing and education forum on June 11 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisville. The theme of the forum is “The Correlation between Fair Housing and Education Achievement Gaps.”

The forum will focus on the academic effects of segregated housing patterns in Kentucky, a comparison of Kentucky’s housing patterns and academic achievement gaps to those found nationally and best practices found in Kentucky and nationally to address these issues. It will examine relationships between housing patterns and educational outcomes.

The keynote speaker is law professor and demographer Prof. Myron Orfield of the University of Minnesota. He is director of its Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity and a former non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.