Combatting discrimination and fostering diverse communities will be on the agenda at 9 a.m. Tuesday when the New York State Division of Human Rights and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsor a half-day forum on “Laying a Foundation Today for a Better Tomorrow” in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Galen D. Kirklan, commissioner of the Division for Human Rights, also will unveil an upstate fair-housing advertising campaign.

One panel, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., will focus on the many faces of discrimination. A second panel on building compliance with the Fair Housing Act, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will address accessibility design, construction and reasonable accommodations during a workshop at which architects can earn continuing education credits.

The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, call (888) 392-3644 or RSVP to