Citizens Club: Confronting Inequities in Springfield: Housing Challenges 10/6, 5:30pm

Please join the Citizen’s Club for a special virtual evening policy forum: 

Confronting Inequities in Springfield: Housing Challenges
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5:30 – 7 pm

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Moderator: MARCELLA BAIETTO, Evening Anchor at FOX 55/27 Illinois


Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network (SIAN), Vice President of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Memorial Health System

Interim Director for the School of Public Management and Policy at the University of Illinois Springfield

Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority and Chief Executive Officer of the Peoria Housing Authority

President of Harvard Park Neighborhood Association

This program is the third program in the Confronting Inequities in Springfield series, sponsored by the Citizens Club of Springfield in partnership with the University of Illinois Springfield. The goal of the series is to increase the public’s awareness of disparities that exist in our own backyard and to encourage discussion and action to create a more just and equitable community.

This program will focus on strides made and continuing challenges in securing and maintaining affordable and safe housing for all residents of our community. The panelists will address the issues low-income and immigrant residents face securing affordable and safe housing, the aging housing stock including the need for revitalization, the need for quality housing throughout our community, policy discussions/advocacy efforts, and the status of current and future plans.

The Steering Committee for the series includes Willis Logan, Dominic Watson, John Allen, Maria Crain, Sheila Stocks-Smith, Lisa Stone, John Stremsterfer, Lakeisha Purchase, Richard Bowen, and Beverly Bunch.

Two Ways to Watch:

This is a virtual event which can be viewed via Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required.
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The event will also be streamed live on Citizens Club of Springfield Facebook Page. No registration required.