Update 5/1/2013: The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all who helped make “Get on the Bus” a success. Just under 150 people registered for the event, and Lexington Fair Housing Council, the lead sponsor and organizer of the event, turned away many more. Good news: we’re considering doing it again! Please click the link below to let us know of your interest.
The above link will take you to a short survey designed for K-12 educators. If you are not an educator, please indicate your group or purpose for going on the tour in questions 3 and 5.
Update 4/21/2013: Check out VIDEO interviews with some of our ‘Get on the Bus: The Path Toward Equal Housing Opportunity’ tour guides: http://ow.ly/kgGT8
Get on The Bus with the ABI on April 23rd to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, and to mark the official release of “Marking Louisville Home for Us All: A 20-Year Action Plan for Fair Housing.”
- 12:30-1:15: Registration and presentation of action plan
- 1:30: Buses depart
- 4:00: Buses return
Buses will depart from Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.) at 1:30 pm to take participants on a guided tour of neighborhoods that tell the story of Louisville’s segregated housing history and its present-day effects. Prior to departure, you’ll hear a presentation of that history and see the unveiling of the 20-year action plan for fair housing.
Register online at http://www.lexingtonfairhousing.com/. The event is FREE, but space is limited. For more information, contact Arthur Crosby at (859) 971-8067, toll-free at (866) 438-8617, or e-mail email@example.com.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, the Lexington Fair Housing Council, the Louisville Urban League, the NAACP, the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, the University of Louisville Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the Fair Housing Coalition, and the Department of Community Services and Revitalization.