Learning Forum: Housing & Structural Racism

Are you working on Housing as a vital condition, or advocating for fairer housing in your community? Join us on June 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, for a half-day forum with fair housing advocates and leading race and housing scholars for the unveiling of “The Roots of Structural Racism,” a groundbreaking new project from the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley.

This project details just how widespread and harmful racial residential segregation remains today, why it matters, who it impacts, and what can be done to reverse this dangerous trend and promote integration.
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Speakers include:
Richard Rothstein, author of the best-seller The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance
Demetria McCain, fair housing advocate and president of the Inclusive Communities Project
Margery Turner, expert on urban policy and neighborhood issues and fellow at the Urban Institute
Ajmel Quereshi, Senior Counsel at the Legal Defense Fund
John a. Powell, OBI director and housing expert
Stephen Menendian, OBI assistant director who led the Roots of Structural Racism project
Samir Gambhir, director of OBI’s Equity Metrics program, and co-author of The Roots of Structural Racism project.
The event will be livestreamed on YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter. We encourage everyone to submit questions for the panelists using the chat boxes on YouTube and Facebook. The event will also feature live captioning and ASL. Visit the Othering & Belonging Institute website for the full event description and schedule.