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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
LABOR NEWS
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon,
Governor
  
 

Lawrence G. Rebman,
Department Director



FOR PRESS INQUIRIES, CONTACT:  Amy Susan (573) 751-1518
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 25, 2010

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Free Dinner Event in Bootheel Addresses Fair Housing

The Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) is hosting a free community dinner event aimed at educating members of the public about their rights under state and federal fair housing laws. Dine & Discuss: Fair Housing provides programming about discrimination in rentals, predatory lending, foreclosure avoidance, and more to the citizens of southeast Missouri.

WHAT:

Dine & Discuss: Fair Housing – Free Meal Provided

WHERE:

Dexter Chamber of Commerce
515 B West Market Street
Dexter, MO

WHEN:

Thursday, September 2, 2010, at 6:00 pm

WHO: 

Program presented by Donna Noble Cavitte, former MCHR Executive Director, Jefferson City and Tammy Carlyle, MCHR Senior Human Rights Officer, Sikeston

RSVP:

By August 31 to 573-522-1031 or mchrtraining@labor.mo.gov. Space is limited.

Attendees may:
*Enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to an area merchant
*Register for free housing and financial counseling
*Sign up for a scholarship to a homebuyer education class ($100 value)

Dine & Discuss: Fair Housing is one component of a year-long outreach campaign in Missouri’s Bootheel region, the Show-Me Fair Housing Awareness Project, and is made possible through an Education and Outreach Initiative grant awarded to the MCHR by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This outreach effort targets residents of Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott and Stoddard counties. For more information, visit www.labor.mo.gov/MoHumanRights.

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