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Education and Outreach

In an effort to educate community activists, housing experts, civil rights attorneys, planners, GIS professionals, students and citizens about the methods and effects of institutionalized discrimination, the founders of Cedar Grove have presented papers and lectures at over 100 venues across the U.S.

Most recently, they conducted a two-day training for HUD's Office of Systemic Investigations. Other trainings, lectures and presentations include:

"Farmworker Housing: Implications for Health Care Providers", created as part of a webinar sponsored by Farmworker Justice. For the entire webinar, click here.

"Farmworker housing standards and regulations: Their promise and limitations, and implications for farmworker health," white paper presented at Farmworker Housing Quality and Health: A Trans-disciplinary Conference. Washington, D.C. November 10, 2014.

Joyner: "Illustrating Implicit Bias in Fair Housing," 21st Annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference, San Diego, CA. February, 2014.

Joyner: "Protecting and Promoting Voting Rights to Advance Fair Housing & Human Rights," 21st Annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference, San Diego, CA. February, 2014.

Parnell: "Local Political Geography and Institutionalized Racial Inequality." Bowdoin College, October 24, 2013.

Parnell: "Assessing Rockingham County's Economic Development Landscape." Allan M. Parnell and James H. Johnson, Jr., October, 2012, Prepared for the Reidsville Area Foundation.

Parnell: Projecting Enrollment Demand at Central Piedmont Community College, 2012-2022 Stephen Appold, James H. Johnson, Jr. and Allan M. Parnell, October 2012, Prepared for Central Piedmont Community College.

Parnell: "Demographic Trends in the South" NAACP LDF, Airlie, VA., October 12, 2012.

Parnell: "Disparate Impact Theory, Housing and Civil Rights," National Legal Aid and Defenders Litigation Directors Meeting, Austin, TX., July, 2012.

Parnell: "Disruptive Demographics: Implications for K-12 Education." Summer Leadership Conference, Western Region Education Services, Alliance, Asheville, NC, June 2012.

Parnell: "Disruptive Demographics and the American South," with James H. Johnson, Jr., University of North Carolina. FEDEX Global Education Center, Future of the South, April, 2012.

Joyner: "Using GIS to Fight Social and Racial Inequity," Keynote Speaker, National GIS Day, Texas A&M University, sponsored by the College of Architecture's Hazard Reduction and Recover Center (HRRC), HRRC's Sustainable Housing Research Unit, Texas A&M University Libraries, and Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI). College Station, NC. November 15, 2011.

Parnell: "Evidence in Support of Disparate Impact Claims," National Legal Aid and Defenders, Washington, D.C., December, 2011.

Parnell: "Rockingham County Competitiveness Assessment," with James H. Johnson, Jr., Prepared for the Reidsville Area Foundation. January 2011.

Joyner: "Threats to Environmental Justice in Brunswick County, NC" to Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association. February 22, 2011.

Joyner: "Using GIS as Evidence," in "Building Inclusive Communities," 9th Annual Fair Housing Conference: The Legal Duty to Affirmatively Further, City of Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. April 29, 2011.

Joyner: "The Re-segregation of North Carolina's Schools," to representatives of NAACP LDF, NC NAACP and Gates Foundation. January 21, 2011.

Joyner: "Using Data, Research and GIS Mapping in Farmworker Advocacy," 2010 National Farmworker Law Conference, Washington, DC. November 12, 2010.

Joyner: "Representing Farmworkers in Housing Discrimination Cases," 2010 National Farmworker Law Conference, Washington, DC. November 12, 2010.

Joyner: "Community Inclusion and Environmental Justice," The Unfinished Work Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. November 2, 2010.

Joyner: "Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism." University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolinas Power Shift Summit. With Mark Ewall. Oct. 18, 2010.

Joyner: "Institutionalized Discrimination (Structural Racism)," N. C. Central School of Law Property Law classes, October 10, 2010.

Joyner: "Institutionalized Discrimination Against Communities of Color," Charles Hamilton Houston Lecture, N. C. Central School of Law faculty, September 16, 2010.

Parnell: "Uses of Census Data in Housing Litigation." National Legal Aid and Defenders, Chicago, July, 2010.

Joyner: "Creating Maps to Expose Social Inequities," Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles, CA June 2010.

Joyner: "Municipal Planning and Affordable Housing," N.C. Fair Housing 2010 Conference, Raleigh, NC. April 23, 2010.

Parnell: "Local Political Geography and Institutionalized Racial Inequality." University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, March 24, 2010.

Joyner: "Use of Mapping to Prove Fair Housing and Zoning Cases," 17th Annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference, San Diego, CA. February, 2010.

Joyner: "Municipal Exclusion of Dense Minority Communities and the Role of Planning," Keynote speaker for the Social Justice and Unincorporated Communities Symposium, Sponsored by the Organization of Cornell Planners and the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University School of Planning and Architecture, Ithaca, NY. October 22, 2009.

Parnell: "Demographic Trends in North Carolina: Diversity and Aging." Wake Partnership for Education, Raleigh, N.C., October 13, 2009.

Joyner and Parnell: "Modern Techniques to Investigate and Prove Title VI Discrimination in the Provision of Services," U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's 2009 Title VI Conference: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Legislation and Exploring Current Issues in Enforcement. Washington, D.C. July 20, 2009.

Parnell: "Mapping Inequality" California Rural Legal Assistance Plenary Presentation, Monterrey, CA. May 5, 2009.

Parnell: "Kennedy v. Zanvesville: Legal and Expert Issues in a Landmark Civil Rights Case." With Reed Colfax. University of North Carolina School of Law. April 13, 2009.

Parnell: "Exposing Invisible Fences: GIS Analysis in Civil Rights Litigation." Department of Sociology, University of Illinois-Champagne-Urbana, March 13, 2009.

Parnell: "Kennedy v. Zanesville: Successful Application of GIS Analysis is Civil Rights Litigation." Housing Justice Network Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. December 14, 2008.

Joyner: "Research-Based Advocacy and GIS Mapping to Improve Farmworker Housing," 2008 National Farmworker Law Conference, Washington, DC. Nov. 21, 2008.

Joyner: "Equity Implications of Unincorporated Communities," National Legal Aid and Defenders Annual Conference: Creating Change, Achieving Justice. November 20, 2008.

Joyner: "Using Mapping, Data, and Databases for Advocacy and Program Improvement: An Introduction" National Legal Aid and Defenders Annual Conference: Creating Change, Achieving Justice. November 20, 2008.

Joyner: "Using Mapping, Data, and Databases (II): Developing and Implementing Mapping and Data Capacities" National Legal Aid and Defenders Annual Conference: Creating Change, Achieving Justice. November 20, 2008.

Parnell: "Local Political Geography and Institutionalized Racial Inequality." Department of Sociology, University of Oklahoma. October 31, 2008.

Joyner and Parnell: "(Un)Safe at Home: The Health Consequences of Sub-standard Farm Labor Housing" with Don Villarejo and Marc Schenker,. Commissioned by California Rural Legal Assistance and The California Endowment, Presentation at The Rural Justice Forum, Los Angeles, October 27, 2008.

Joyner: "Municipal Exclusion of Dense Minority Communities and the Role of Planning" Cornell University School of Planning and Architecture, Ithaca, NY. October 4, 2008.

Parnell: "People on the Move: Implications for Health Care." ACS Healthcare Solutions Trendsetters Conference, Amelia Island, FL., September 26, 2008.

Parnell: "Spatial Inequality." Northwest Justice Project, Seattle, April 28, 2008.

Parnell: "Mapping the Changing Racial Ecology of a Small American City: Methodological Lessons from Landscape Ecology" With Ben Marsh and Daniel Lichter. Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, 2008.

Joyner: "Using GIS Maps in Racial Justice Litigation, Policy Advocacy and Community Outreach," NLADA Litigation and Director's Conference, San Francisco, CA. June, 2008.

Parnell: "Local Political Geography and Institutionalized Racial Inequality" Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, University at Albany, SUNY March 14, 2008.

Joyner: "Strategies to Map Health Inequality," Opportunity Agenda Seminar, Los Angeles, CA. March, 2008.

Joyner: "Tracking the Effects of Water Contamination," Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles, CA September, 2008.

Joyner: "Equity Implications for Unincorporated Areas," Regional Equity '08 Conference, PolicyLink, New Orleans, LA. March, 2008.

Joyner: "The Convergence of Immigration and Fair Housing Laws," Fifteenth Annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference, San Diego, CA February, 2008.

Parnell: "Local Political Geography and Institutionalized Racial Inequality" University of North Carolina Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Chapel Hill, N.C. November 2, 2007.

Parnell: "Local Political Geography and Racial Residential Segregation" Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL., October 13, 2007.

Joyner: "Using GIS and Public Data to Fight Institutionalized Discrimination," Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors Meeting, Durham, NC. September, 2007.

Joyner: "Mapping, Data & Race in Fact-Based Advocacy," NLADA Substantive Law Conference, San Jose, CA. July, 2007.

Joyner: "Using GIS and Public Data to Analyze School Integration Status and Options," North Carolina NAACP State Convention, Wilmington, NC. June, 2007.

Joyner: "Using Public Information and GIS to Empower Disenfranchised Communities" 2006 NLADA Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC. November, 2006.

Joyner: "Visualizing the Reciprocity of Racially-Identifiable Schools and Neighborhoods", North Carolina NAACP State Convention, Goldsboro, NC. October, 2006.

Joyner and Parnell: "Municipal Underbounding – Addressing Unequal Municipal Services in Communities of Color," Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, September, 2006.

Parnell: "Assessing the Effectiveness of Section 5 Pre-clearance of Annexations in North Carolina" With Ben Marsh and Anita S. Earls. Voting Rights Research Initiative Conference, Warren Institute, University of California Law School, Washington, DC. February 12, 2006.

Joyner: "Using Data and Mapping in Housing, Land Use and Civil Rights Cases," California Rural Legal Assistance Annual Conference, Monterey, California, August, 2006.

Joyner: "Institutionalized Discrimination Against Communities of Color" NAACP National Conference, Washington, D.C. July, 2006.

Joyner and Parnell: "Unequal Services: Confronting Discrimination by Local Government in Municipal Services, Land Use and Housing" Litigation Directors Annual Conference, Snowbird, Utah. June, 2006.

Joyner and Parnell: "GIS Application in Civil Rights." National Legal Aid and Defenders Litigation Directors Conference, Snow Bird, Utah, June 2, 2006.

Joyner: worked with Carolina's Environmental Program (CEP) Capstone classes in 2005 on a case involving municipal exclusion and denial of public health infrastructure and in 2011 on an attempt to place a 200-acre C&D Landfill in a minority neighborhood which already contained numerous LULUs.

Parnell: "Racial Residential Segregation in Small North Carolina Towns." Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 17, 2005.

Parnell: "Gerrymandering Racial Residential Segregation" Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Ohio State University, May 13, 2005.

Joyner: "Use of Geographic Information Systems and Public Records for Eminent Domain" Owners' Counsel of America annual conference, Miami, FL January 2005.

Parnell: co-taught classes at the Law School of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on "Race, Residence and Municipal Exclusion" with Professors Jack Boger (2004) and Anita Earles (2005).

Joyner: "Fighting Extra-territorial Jurisdiction" Invisible Fences, Center for Civil Rights , University of North Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill, NC. November 12, 2004.

Joyner and Parnell: "The Persistence of Political Segregation: Racial Underbounding in North Carolina." With Ben Marsh and Carolyn J. Christman, Invisible Fences Conference, University Of North Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill, November 12, 2004.

Parnell: "Medicare and Longevity in International Perspective" With William H. Dow and Max Plank Institute for Demographic Studies, Rostock, Germany, October 1, 2003.

Parnell: "Addressing Racial Disparities in Local Government Actions." University of North Carolina School of Law Center for Civil Rights Annual Board Meeting, With Ann Moss Joyner, April 8, 2003.

Joyner and Parnell: "Annexation and Racial Exclusion." 2003. University of North Carolina Institute of Government, December 9, 2003.

Parnell: "Racial Exclusion: The Case of Mebane, North Carolina" Board Meeting of the UNC Law School Center of Civil Rights, April 18, 2003.

Parnell: "The North Carolina State Abortion Law as a Natural Experiment". With S. Philip Morgan. 1999 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York.

Parnell: "Changes in Abortion Funding and Pregnancy Outcomes." With Philip Cook, Michael Moore and Deanna Pagnini. 1996 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, La.

Parnell: "The Functional and Health Status of Older Australian Couples." Max A. Woodbury and Gary R. Andrews. 1995 Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, Ca. and the Annual Meeting of the Southern Demographic Association, Richmond, Va. 1995.

Parnell: "Family Support and the Probability of Institutionalization" 1995 Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, CA. 1995.

Parnell: "Application of Individual-Level Multistate Models with Union Histories" Department of Demography, Australia National University, July 22, 1995.

Parnell: "Multistate Union Models in the United States and Canada." with Carol J. Patterson. 1993 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, Ca.

Parnell: "Applications of Grade of Membership Models in Family Demography." Carolina Population Center Seminar, January 12, 1995.

Parnell: "Family Patterns of Health and Functional Ability." Allan M. Parnell George C. Myers and Carol J. Patterson. AHEAD Early Results Workshop, ISR, Ann Arbor, MI. Oct 11, 1994.

Parnell: "Third World Population Growth and U.S. Security." Allan M. Parnell and Robert Gardner. Navy and Marine Intelligence Training Center, Virginia Beach, VA., August 22, 1994.

Parnell: "Methods of Family Demography." Russian Academy of Mathematics and Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia, January 7, 1994.

Parnell: "Informal Support Among the Elderly in Australia." With Deanna Pagnini and Gary Andrews. 1993 Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Parnell: "Cohort Succession Prospects: A Cross-National View." With George C. Myers. 1992 Intercongress Meeting of the Committee on Aging of the International Sociological Association. Stockholm. 1992.