Previous Honorees


2016
Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award 
Lisa Belkin, Journalist and Author of Show Me a Hero
Empowering Communities Award
Leslie Hammond and Cheryl Hilton, Realtors
Edward M. Kennedy Legislative Advocacy Award
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Awards
Cullen Guilmartin, Gordon & Rees
Patricia Horgan

2015
Mayor Toni Harp

Mayor Toni Harp

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award 
Mayor Toni Harp, City of New Haven
Empowering Communities Award
Independence Unlimited
George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Awards
Paulann Sheets, Action Advocacy, PC
William Goddard, Day Pitney LLP
Eric Wiechmann & James Reagan, McCarter & English LLP
Tribute to David Stowe

2014 Loving Civil Rights Award Recipient

Susie Powell

2014

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award
Susie Ruth Powell, Activist and Screenwriter of HBO’s documentary “The Loving Story”
Empowering Communities Award
Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition
George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Awards
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Convington & Burling LLP
Dan Burns, Burns & Nguyen LLC
Professor J.L. Pottenger Jr., Yale Law School

2013
renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

Sara K. Pratt

renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

Bernard Kleina

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award
Bernard Kleina, Housing Advocate, Activist and Documentarian
Sara K. Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Edward M. Kennedy Legislative Advocacy Award
Raphael Podolsky, Legal Assistance Resource Center
George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Awards
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Day Pitney LLP
McCarter & English, LLP
Special Recognition
Day Pitney LLP
Robinson & Cole LLP
Foreclosure Prevention Volunteer Recognition
Attorney Bridget Cusack
Attorney Jose Pol

2012
renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

Manuel Pastor

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award
Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Edward M. Kennedy Legislative Advocacy Award
Representative Christopher Donovan
George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Awards
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Special Recognition
Judge Robert Satter
Terry Tondo, Housing Advocate
Speaker: Dr. Manuel Pastor, “Demographic Diversity, Economic Crisis, and Making the Future Together”

2011
renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

Theodore M. Shaw

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award
Professor Theodore M. Shaw, Columbia University School of Law
Edward M. Kennedy Legislative Advocacy Award
Jeffrey Freiser, Senior Adviser and former Executive Director, Connecticut Housing Coalition
Pro Bono Awards
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Attorney Daniel Blinn
Speaker: Theodore M. Shaw, “The Place of Fair Housing in ‘Post Racial’ America”

2010
renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

john A. Powell

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award
john A. Powell, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Edward M. Kennedy Legislative Advocacy Award
Betty Gallo, Betty Gallo & Company
Pro Bono Awards
Beverly Bellody, Director of Human Services, Tolland, Connecticut
Attorney Keith Fuller
University of Hartford Paralegal Program
Speaker: john A. Powell, “Changing the Geography of Opportunity: Opportunity Mapping in Action”

2009
renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

John P. Relman

Mildred and Richard Loving Civil Rights Award
Attorney John P. Relman, Relman and Dane LLP
Pro Bono Awards
Day Pitney LLP
McCarter & English LLP
Pepe & Hazard LLP
Attorney John Relman, Relman and Dane LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
The attorneys of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s Foreclosure Pro Bono Panel
Speaker: John P. Relman, “Foreclosure, Integration and the Future of the Fair Housing Act”

 

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