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Celebrate Fair Housing Month this April with HeART and Home events in Burlington

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 4/1/2015

This April, artists and activists kick off a collective eff­ort to honor and promote the importance of  fair housing and inclusive  neighborhoods through a series of creative workshops, events, art exhibits and panel discussions happening throughout Burlington. The month’s events were organized collaboratively by ONE Arts Collective, the ONE Good Deed Fund, Whirled Tree Arts, and CVOEO Fair Housing Project.

Why April and why fair housing?

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968.  The 1968 act expanded on previous acts by prohibiting discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and family status.

Why art, creativity and fair housing?

“Art and creative expression help people connect to one another as well as to big ideas and concepts. The arts help us make meaning of our collective and individual experiences and provide us with a tool to reflect. By devoting a month of creative community experiences to the theme of Fair Housing, we can potentially off­er people of all ages, skills and abilities an opportunity to be expressive about what “home”, “inclusivity” and “diversity” means to them,” explained Ted Wimpey, CVOEO.

Check out CVOEO's Facebook page for the latest events.