On Wednesday, Feb. 6, John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will join the Colleges for a dinner reception and round table discussion.
HWS and Geneva community members are invited to attend a dinner reception with Trasviña from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Common Room of the Scandling Campus Center.
As this year's John Henry Hobart Fellow in Residence, Trasviña will meet with several student groups to discuss fair housing law and litigation. In addition, he'll join Geneva City officials, community leaders and fair housing activists for a Fair Housing Roundtable discussion from 2 - 4:30 p.m. in the HWS Executive Conference Room, located at 22 Seneca Street in Geneva.
The visit is sponsored by the Hobart Dean's Office and the HWS Office of Intercultural Affairs, in partnership with the Geneva Human Rights Commission (GHRC).
Trasviña was nominated by President Barack Obama to be assistant secretary on April 20, 2009, and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on May 1, 2009. The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.