Join us for dinner and good company as we celebrate our 55th anniversary of fighting for fair housing in Western New York.
When: Friday, April 13, 2018 starting at 5PM
Where: Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202)
Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Sheriff Thomas Dart. Sheriff Dart oversees thousands of inmates at the largest single-site jail in the nation, Cook County Jail in Illinois. A staunch advocate for health, justice, and social welfare reforms, Sheriff Dart has been nationally recognized for:
- Boycotting foreclosure evictions until safeguards were put in place to protect tenants,
- Policies protecting the rights of abused and neglected children,
- Suing Craigslist over its “Erotic Services” section;
- Addressing the mental health needs of the inmates of Cook County Jail.
As seen on:
- Anderson Cooper interview on CNN https://youtu.be/3fIc9Gx73W8
- USA Today Online https://youtu.be/ZAuKypDGJf4
- 60 Minutes https://youtu.be/UdcPGt8QxZo
- New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/09chicago.html
- NPR https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95913082
- The Axe Files https://archive.org/details/the-axe-files-with-david-axelrod-episode-14