Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Conference Announcement: 'Heirs' Property and the Racial Wealth Gap

'Heirs' Property and the Racial Wealth Gap,' the 2024 ILHPR Conference: March 21-22, 2024

Well over $32 billion in real property in the U.S. is estimated to be heirs’ property, a highly unstable form of ownership. Loss of heirs’ property and heirs’ properties that lack clear title increase the racial wealth gap. Learn about the problem—and existing and potential solutions.

Conference highlights include:

- Presentation from Dr. Dewayne Goldmon, Senior Advisor, Racial Equity, USDA
- Panels with senior staff from USDA, Fannie Mae, FEMA, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Screening of award-winning feature-length documentary Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land (in-person attendees only), followed by Q&A with director Eternal Polk, film participants, and Tharlyn Fox from John Deere
- Keynote address and Fireside Chat with Drinan Professor and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient Thomas W. Mitchell, founder & director of BC Law's Initiative on Land, Housing & Property Rights, and BC Law Dean Odette L.
- Panels addressing many heirs’ property issues, including partition law abuse, property tax foreclosure, clear title/tangled title matters, and racial will-making gaps
- Panels with leading heirs' property academics, researchers, and practitioners
- Roundtable on media’s role in uplifting Black property & heirs’ property issues with award-winning reporters, documentary filmmakers & people featured in such media pieces

More Information and to Register:

Co-sponsored by The Initiative on Land, Housing & Property Rights at BC Law; The Boston College Institute of the Liberal Arts, and The Center For Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law & Graduate School

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