Bernie Kleina is a civil rights and fair housing advocate. As the executive director of the HOPE Fair Housing Center, the oldest fair housing center in Illinois, he promotes equal housing, lending, and insurance opportunities through education, research, outreach, enforcement, training and advocacy.
Bernie is also a professional photographer and media consultant and has produced some of the most innovative and powerful audio-visual presentations on fair and affordable housing in the country. His photographic archive includes profound images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Al Raby, Dick Gregory, and others.