On Thursday, Carson was at the school for a housing fair, touring booths about various programs and posing for pictures. After Carson, surrounded by other officials and Secret Service agents, heard about the Sustainable Resource Center's program to teach children about lead poisoning, as well as its mascot, Leadie Eddie, a woman in purple scrubs confronted him holding a sign that read "HUD + Hopkins Promote Housing Segregation." It was hard to hear their exchange over the sound of a DJ, but at one point the woman could be heard saying, "Stop telling poor people that they should be comfortable without affordable housing." Carson appeared to attempt to engage the woman, but she walked away. She declined to give her name to City Paper.