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Foreclosure fighter honored
Published Feb 25, 2010 8:48 PM
Attorney Vanessa Fluker
Attorney Vanessa Fluker, a leader of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop
Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs, was honored at a brunch held Feb.
20 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. The
Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan presented Fluker with its
prestigious Harriet Tubman Award for her legal services on behalf of children
victimized by lead poisoning as well as her work representing homeowners
fighting foreclosures and predatory lending. Coalition members and several of
Fluker’s clients were among the hundreds who attended the BWLAM
“For every home we are able to save there are a thousand families who are
put out on the street. If you think this doesn’t affect you, think again.
Have your home appraised and see what it’s worth,” said Fluker.
“The federal government is paying the banks to toss people out of their
homes. Everyone must take up the fight for justice against the banks and
lenders who continue to get billions in our tax dollars.”
Judge Deborah Thomas received the Torch Bearer of Justice Award for her civil
rights advocacy and leadership in demanding representative juries in Detroit, a
majority African-American city. Fluker and Thomas were also presented with
citations from several dignitaries, including U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr.