On April 6 the Coalition for a Public Conversation on Lead will hold its first face-to-face event at the Springfield Fair Housing and Civil Rights conference –  http://fhcrconference.com/.  We will present Things to Do and a sample statement, and ask attendees to think for themselves about what they think should be done, and what they think should be said to Ben Carson, new head of Housing and Urban Development.  After people have thought about these questions individually, they will discuss them in breakout groups and then with the entire group, in an effort to come up with a consensus statement that can be sent to Mr. Carson.  We will also post on this website the results of our discussion of Things to Do.