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Tuesday September 22, 2020

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America: Webinar with Panel Discussion

September 22, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Venue :Virtual

Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, will conduct a WEBINAR with the SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE CENTER FOR ETHICS IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE. Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems – it corrupts our criminal justice system, exacerbates economic inequality, and produces large academic gaps between white and African American schoolchildren. We’ve taken no serious steps to desegregate neighborhoods, however, because we are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is de facto: the result of private discrimination or personal choices that do not violate constitutional rights. The Color of Law demonstrates, however, that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century that openly subsidized whites-only suburbanization in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. Only after learning the history of this policy can we be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape. Panelists

Moderator: Sarah Mattson Dustin, Executive Director of NH Legal Assistance Sarah Mattson Dustin is a legal aid lawyer and the executive director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance, a statewide nonprofit law firm providing civil legal aid to low-income and older people in New Hampshire. Sarah also previously worked at the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, where she oversaw the Foundation’s research, advocacy, and leadership development initiatives. Sarah sits on the New Hampshire Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission, was a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's inaugural Leadership Academy class, and received the 2010 New Hampshire Bar Foundation Robert E. Kirby Award. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees at Harvard. Panelist 1: Distinguished Guest Dr. Richard Rothstein Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation. He is also the author of many other articles and books on race and education, which can be found on his web page at the Economic Policy Institute: Previous influential books include Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black–White Achievement Gap and Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right. He welcomes questions and comments at Panelist 2: State Representative Charlotte DiLorenzo Since 2016, Charlotte DiLorenzo has been a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham 17. A graduate of University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1982 with a BA in Law, Rep. DiLorenzo began her career as a paralegal before transitioning to a robust professional career in the housing industry. She has extensive experience working in property management and housing compliance, and for seven years served as Commissioner of the Newmarket Housing Authority. As a legislator in New Hampshire, she has been a champion of equity and affordability in housing, earning the 2018 Home Matters NH Award from Housing Action NH. Panelist 3: Dr. Marie Ramas, Physician and Medical Director of Gatehouse Treatment Center Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., is a family physician activist, writer and blogger with nearly a decade of experience practicing full scope family medicine with obstetrics in Nashua, N.H. As the current medical director of GateHouse Treatment Center, she is charged to develop an integrated primary care model for adults with substance use disorder. A 2020 Union Leader 40 Under 40 recipient, Dr. Ramas focuses her passion in promoting health equity as a board of director member of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians asd well as the NH State Health Assessment Advisory Committee, and is a routine guest expert on local radio syndications. Panelist 4: Ryan Terrell, candidate for NH House of Representatives Evacuated from New Orleans, La. in 2005 because of Hurricane Katrina, Ryan Terrell moved to New Hampshire after receiving an academic scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) College Unbound, a non-traditional 3-year experiential learning program. As an undergrad, he helped raise over $50,000 for Families in Transition, interned for local businesses, mentored under public & private sector leaders, engaged public school students, and represented SNHU abroad. In October 2019, he founded TRYBE, a textured hair care brand made to increase diversity and inclusion in the professional salon industry. Currently, Ryan is a Project Manager at Evolve Salon Systems, a national hair care distributor, and is running for NH State Representative serving Hillsborough 31.

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Wednesday September 23, 2020

Small-Scale Development Workshop

September 23, 2020 | 8:30am - 12:00pm

Venue :Virtual

A virtual workshop presented by the Incremental Development Alliance September 23 & 24, 2020 8:30 AM - Noon Hosted by New Hampshire Housing and Build Maine Full Schedule + Registration Details Workshop Description The Incremental Development Alliance (IncDev) workshops on small-scale real estate development take a big-picture view of neighborhood-based development to help attendees analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with professionals in the built environment. The goal is to help aspiring developers feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project.

Registration + Scholarships
Early-Bird Registration is $150 until September 11, 2020.
Standard Registration is $180 until the day of event, as space is available.
A limited number of scholarships, which reduce the registration fee to $75, are available. To apply, please complete the scholarship application on the event page by September 4th. Questions? Email Sponsors: AARP Maine | Maine Downtown Center | PlanNH
Learn more about the Incremental Development Alliance by watching the Build Maine Coffee Talk with two IncDev faculty here.


Wednesday September 30, 2020

Greater Nashua Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference

September 30, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

Venue :Virtual

All children are at risk for lead poisoning, and every child should be tested at 1 and 2 years of age. Children aged 3 to 6 who have not previously been tested should also have the test.  The Leading Education and Awareness on Lead (L.E.A.D.) in Greater Nashua initiative is working to increase blood lead level testing for children under 6 years of age in the Greater Nashua Public Health Region (GNPHR) through educational opportunities and educational materials for health care providers, child care providers, and the general public. The goal of this virtual conference is to educate and engage partners, stakeholders, and community members on the impact of childhood lead poisoning, the importance of childhood blood lead testing, and the next steps we can take as a community to keep our children safe and healthy. We hope this conference will empower the Greater Nashua Region to increase engagement in initiatives and collaborations aimed at preventing childhood lead poisoning in our community. Following this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of childhood lead poisoning and how it impacts children in our community;
  2. Highlight current initiatives related to childhood lead poisoning prevention in the GNPHR; and
  3. Share lead poisoning prevention educational opportunities with partners and community members.
If your organization is interested in having an exhibitor table at this event, please contact Nicole Viau. For further information, visit their website.

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Thursday October 15, 2020

From the Outskirts to Downtown: Taxes, Land Use & Value in 15 New Hampshire Communities

October 15, 2020 | 10:00am

Venue :Virtual

Joe Minicozzi will do a virtual presentation of his analysis of 15 New Hampshire communities' land value economics, property taxes, and community design. This presentation is hosted by New Hampshire Housing as part of a statewide analysis conducted by Urban3. About our speaker: Joseph Minicozzi, AICP is the principal of  Urban3, which looks at how land is used and affects tax productivity. He is an urban planner who utilizes new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design, and economics. Registration coming soon.