State Senator Richard Roth speaks during an event to build a Civil Rights Institute on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the corner of Fairmont Blvd. and Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside. The institute will be part of the Mission Heritage Plaza that will provide affordable workforce housing and also the location for the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County. 
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Civil Rights Institute in Downtown Riverside Seeking Donations

By Ryan Hagen Photo by Stan Lim The Press-Enterprise October 23, 2017 An enthusiastic crowd kicked off public fundraising Monday, Oct. 23, for an Inland Empire civil rights institute in Riverside. Some were men, some were women. Some were white, some were black, some were Latino and some were Asian-American.

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Riverside’s $3 Million Loan Will Help Build Affordable Housing, Civil Rights Institute

By Ryan Hagen The Press-Enterprise Riverside is a step closer to 72 new affordable housing units, new Fair Housing Council of Riverside County offices and a Civil Rights Institute. The development, on 1.47 acres in the 3900 block of Mission Inn Avenue, is set to cost more than $35 million

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Hazel Hawkins Russell, the first African American teacher in Riverside Unified, died Friday. She was 93. File photo by Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

Riverside Unified’s First Black Teacher, Hazel Hawkins Russell, Dies at 93

By Ryan Hagen Press-Enterprise Photo by Kurt Miller RIVERSIDE – Hazel Hawkins Russell, the first African American teacher in Riverside Unified, died Friday. She was 93. Click here for full article.

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Take a First Look at Riverside’s ‘Striking’ New $40 Million Downtown Library

By Alicia Robinson The Press-Enterprise Photo: City of Riverside Created by architects at Johnson Favaro, Riverside’s proposed new Main Library would be a two-story, 35,000-square-foot, building that would be elevated on a 30-foot pedestal to create a plaza and pedestrian walkway underneath. Click here for full article

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