March 10, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bob Bullock Museum

Event Summary

In the first of a four-part series on the fight for social justice in Texas, join us for a discussion of one of the most basic and necessary aspects of life: fair access to housing, including historical roots in the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Panelists will discuss the realities that have influenced housing policy in the past as well as housing issues that municipal governments still grapple with today, including public policy, discriminatory lending practices, and urban development.


Eric Tang is an Assistant Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin, a Faculty Fellow for the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at UT Austin, and the director of UT’s Social Justice Institute. His current research focuses on the past and present of racial segregation in Austin, Texas.


Wesley Phelps is an Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. His focus for our panel conversation will be on community organization, mobilization, and empowerment and how that has affected federal programs in Texas during the 1960s and beyond.

Tammye H. Treviño was sworn in as Regional Administrator for Region VI for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday, August 12, 2013, in Washington, DC, by HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones.  She has more than 25 years of experience in managing housing and economic development programs for underserved populations.

This program is presented in partnership with the Social Justice Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Civil Rights Project.



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