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Author to speak at Manchester about housing as a human right

Manchester University will host human rights activist and author Fran Quigley for a presentation about “Religious Traditions and the Human Right to Housing.”

It is 11 a.m. Monday, March 6 in Cordier Auditorium at the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. It will also be livestreamed on the Manchester University Facebook page.

Fran QuigleyFran Quigley is a clinical professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he directs the Health and Human Rights Clinic. He is the author of five books and several academic journal articles focusing on social justice and human rights.

Quigley will discuss housing problems the United States faces and respond to these challenges by looking at social housing as a more equitable, affordable path. He will also examine how religious communities can help housing to be seen as a human right.

He previously served as the first chief of staff for Congresswoman Julia Carson, the first African American and first woman to represent Indianapolis in the United States Congress, and as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.

This program is part of Manchester’s Values, Ideas and the Arts (VIA) series, which is designed to enrich the student experience.

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Organizers of this event are Katy Gray Brown, professor of peace studies and philosophy, and Kendall Brown, peace studies coordinator. Contact them at or

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February 2023