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    2018 Conference | November 15

    Learn about social, economic and environmental factors that impact housing needs of marginalized communities, understand national trends, brainstorm potential strategies and funding to address the situation, and find out what you and other stakeholders can do to promote access to affordable housing in Columbus.

    Registration and Event Details

    Registration is closed for this event.


    The event will be held at Capital's Bexley campus, in the Huntington Recital Hall in the Conservatory of Music Registration begins at 8:00 am. 

    For directions to campus and parking information, please view our Maps and Locations guide.

    Attendees are required to print and display an event parking pass (PDF).


    Luncheon Keynote Speaker

    Evelyn Stratton, former associate justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, will describe the problems of housing scarcity as it relates to Stepping Up Ohio, an initiative to reduce the number of persons with mental illnesses in jail.

    About the Speaker
    Evelyn StrattonEvelyn Lundberg Stratton, retired from the Supreme Court of Ohio after 23 years in the judiciary to pursue criminal justice reforms, particularly as they relate to mental health, juveniles, and veterans.

    She came to the bench by a very different route. Born to missionary parents in Bangkok, Thailand, Stratton spent her childhood in Southeast Asia. She attended boarding school in South Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War and later in Malaysia, visiting America on occasion with her parents. At age 18, she returned to America alone with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket. Working her way through school, she earned a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law.

    She began her legal career as a trial lawyer in the courtrooms of Central Ohio. In 1989, she was the first woman to be elected Judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, where she became known as “The Velvet Hammer” for her approach to sentencing in serious felony cases. Her success on the trial bench led to an appointment in 1996 to the Supreme Court of Ohio, where she was elected to a third term in 2008. She retired in 2012.


    Art Exhibition on Homelessness

    A Place of My Own: Art Exhibition on Homelessness is a two-week art installation that addresses the housing needs of Columbus’ vulnerable populations. Because art is a critical tool in shaping how people see and understand the world, local artists have offered their creative perspective on homelessness and what shelter and stability mean to diverse populations.

    November 2-15, 2018
    Convergent Media Center
    Capital University

    Opening Reception on November 2, 6 p.m.
    Many Thanks to Capital University, Stone Village Church, and Compassionate Columbus for a very successful Opening Artists reception. The art exhibit will remain in the Convergent Media Center 1st floor lobby through 11/15/18. We encourage you to stop by and view the amazing works of art by local artists. 

    For directions to campus and parking information, please view our Maps and Locations guide.
    Attendees are required to print and display an event parking pass (PDF).