In the fall of 2012, Fred reconnected with a few high school classmates for a weekend in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In the years since, they have formed an online discussion group where these 75-year-olds explore who they have become and where they might be headed. Fred … read more.
Speaker: Fred Spannaus
To endure implicit bias is to suffer a series of tiny, cruel papercuts, one after another. Fred Spannaus, the Human Relations Commission’s Investigator, will tell stories of implicit bias and suggest how to recognize it where it’s hardest to see — in ourselves.
Fred started his life in Decatur as a young community organizer, working with residents of the Torrence Park urban renewal area. In the 50 years since, he has had a complex love affair with our city. He will share his observations with us.
Fred is an … read more.
Please join us for a thought-provoking service with speaker Fred Spannaus. As a community activist and member of Decatur’s Human Relations Commission, Fred will share results of his 3 year investigation of allegations into unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment in Decatur.
Fred Spannaus will discuss how homelessness emerged, how it was once virtually eliminated, and why our public policy choices matter. He will illustrate how federal approaches to homelessness have evolved over the past nine decades. Kathy Sorensen will serve as the service leader.