Join us Tuesday, June 22, 9am-12pm PT / 12pm-3pm ET, for a half-day seminar with leading scholars and fair housing advocates from across the United States for the unveiling of “The Roots of Structural Racism: Twenty-First Century Racial Residential Segregation in the United States,” a groundbreaking new project from the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley which details just how widespread and harmful racial residential segregation remains today, why it matters, who it impacts, and what must be done to reverse this dangerous trend and promote integration.
More than half a century has passed since the signing of the 1968 Fair Housing Act which officially outlawed discrimination in housing, a key victory of the Civil Rights Movement. But new research set to be released during this event shows that in far too many cities, segregation has in fact increased, with deeply consequential impacts in terms of people’s physical and mental health, access to well-performing schools, job opportunities, exposure to violent police, and overall life outcomes.
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, fellow at the Urban Institute; john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute; and Stephen Menendian, assistant director of the Othering & Belonging Institute who led the Roots of Structural Racism project. More speakers may be added.