FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Susan (573) 751-1518
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2010
Bootheel Public Invited to MCHR “Dine & Discuss” Fair Housing Events
Free Meal Provided
Jefferson City, MO – This summer, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) rolls out a major component of its year-long public awareness campaign, the Show-Me Fair Housing Awareness Project, with 12 public lunch and dinner events spanning six southeastern Missouri counties. The free events, Dine & Discuss: Fair Housing, provide members of Missouri’s Bootheel communities with an opportunity to learn about fair housing rights, including information about discrimination in rentals, predatory lending, foreclosure avoidance, and more.
One attendee at each Dine & Discuss: Fair Housing event will win a $50 gift card to an area merchant. Persons at the event can also register for free one-on-one housing and financial counseling and sign up for a scholarship to a homebuyer education class ($100 value). Dine & Discuss: Fair Housing is made possible through a grant awarded to the MCHR by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Space is limited. Reservations should be made three days before an event by calling 573-522-1031 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All event locations are ADA accessible. Additional reasonable accommodations will be provided with advance notice.
Caruthersville (Event Full)
Friday, September 3, 11 a.m.
Missouri National Guard Armory
300 W. Main
Monday, August 2, 6 p.m.
Clara Drinkwater Newnam Library
105 E. Marshall
Tuesday, August 3, 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 2, 6 p.m.
Dexter Chamber of Commerce
515 B West Market St.
Wednesday, September 8, 11 a.m.
Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center
207 N. Washington
Hayti (Spanish language interpreter at event)
Tuesday, September 7, 6 p.m.
Hayti Community Center
600 E. Washington
Kennett (Spanish language interpreter at event)
Thursday, July 15, 6 p.m.
Presbyterian Activity Center
226 N. Main
Monday, August 30, 6 p.m.
Malden Community Center
607 N. Douglas
Wednesday, July 14, Noon
New Madrid County Family Resource Center
Thursday, September 9, 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church Family Life Center
7th & King Streets
Tuesday, July 13, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31, 6 p.m.
509 Ruth Street
The MCHR is an independent commission housed in the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. It is responsible for enforcing the Missouri Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), disability and age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only). For more information about your rights, the MCHR complaint process, or free public informational sessions, visit www.labor.mo.gov/MOHumanRights or call 573-751-3325.
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