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Ann Arbor NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner


Ann Arbor Branch NAACP

Freedom Fund Dinner 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

4:00 p.m.  

Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel

Theme: “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice”


  Speaker: Rodd L. Monts, Field Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan

            Tickets - $50.00

Tickets may be reserved by calling the NAACP answering service:

(734) 761-9084

          Please support a Freedom Fund Scholar for $35.00

*All contributions received by October 27, 2015,

will be noted in the program.

Restorative Justice: Reform our criminal justice system to one where victims have a voice, and offenders learn from their mistakes

Restorative Justice Talk @ UM


“Setting Up a County-Based Restorative Justice System”

October 29, 2015

7:00-8:30 PM

Angell Hall, Auditorium B

505 S. State Street, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. 

Enter through the east side, Diag entrance.  

Featuring: Fred Van Liew, Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa and author of the new book,

The Justice Diary: An Inquiry into Justice in America.

Questions? Call: 734-996-2796

Sponsored by: Healing Communities, The U of M School of Social Work, the

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Friends of Restorative Justice of

Washtenaw County, Juvenile Justice Clinic at the University of Michigan Law

School, Students Organized Against Prisons, The Episcopal Church of the

Incarnation, St. Mary’s Church in Chelsea, Church of the Good Shepherd

UCC, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Challenging Racism and Social Justice

Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

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Ms. Paula Scott and family

Ms. Paula Scott and family. Photo Courtesy: Kristen Cuhran

Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
PO Box 7825, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 (877) 979-FAIR

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
For more information contact: Pamela Kisch, 734-272-8383


Paula Scott accepted a non-disclosed settlement to resolve her lawsuit against Swan Creek Mobile Home Community in Ypsilanti Township.

In April 2014, the Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (FHC) took a complaint from Paula Scott. Ms. Scott alleged discrimination based on race. Ms. Scott was referred to the Fair Housing Center by Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM). Ms. Scott reported that on March 5, 2014, her 17-year-old African American daughter, Zakara Scott, was pushed to the ground and physically assaulted by Amanda Cadreau, a white adult resident at Swan Creek.

The police report filed immediately thereafter listed Zakara Scott as victim of Amanda Cadreau’s assault and battery. Although the police report listed Zakara Scott as the victim, Swan Creek staff requested statements regarding the incident only from the family of Amanda Cadreau, the perpetrator of the assault and battery. Two days after the assault and battery incident, Swan Creek served only the Scotts with an eviction notice.

On September 26, 2014, a jury convicted Amanda Cadreau of assault and battery against Zakara Scott. LSSCM and FHC Cooperating Attorney, Steve Tomkowiak, assisted in halting the eviction. Mr. Tomkowiak agreed to continue with the civil rights portion of the case and, on December 2014, filed suit on behalf of the Scott family against Swan Creek in U.S. Federal District Court. The case was assigned to the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman. The case settled on July 21, 2015 following a settlement conference before Magistrate-Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk.

Court: Federal, Settlement: Non-disclosed
Attached: Pictures of (left to right) Paula, Zamya, and Zakara Scott. Photos by Kristen Cuhran.
For high resolution photographs or a copy of the original complaint (2:14-cv-14828-BAF-MJH) filed 12/19/2014, please email
Previous Coverage: New Race Lawsuit Filed: White Tenant Attacks Black Teenager Yet Black Family Faces Eviction, Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan, Ann Arbor, 12/29/2014

The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (formerly Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan), founded in 1992, actively protects the civil rights of those who are discriminated against in the rental, sale, or financing of housing through investigation, education, advocacy, and legal action. The FHC takes an average of 150 complaints each year from its eight-county service area – Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties.

The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.

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Legal Expungement Workshop

Expungement workshop

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