https://somervillepubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/fair-housing-month-discussion-the-color-of-law/ Online event
79 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Join the SPL and the Somerville Fair Housing Commission for a city-wide book discussion for Fair Housing Month.
We will be hosting a virtual conversation of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. The discussion will be led by members of the Somerville Fair Housing Commission.
About the Book:
This comprehensive work follows the path of American housing policy through history to show how housing segregation was not caused merely by the action of prejudiced individuals, but rather, by policies that enabled some people to enter the housing market while slamming the door shut for others.
Richard Rothstein, is a leading authority on housing policy. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is also the author of many other articles and books on race and education.
We hope you will join us to discuss The Color of Law. Sign up to receive a Zoom link and be part of the conversation. Those who attend our screening of Segregated by Design are also welcome to attend.
Do you need an interpreter who speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole to participate? Please email Kerry: email@example.com, as soon as possible before the meeting.