Fair Housing Month Keynote: Rothstein Presentation & Discussion

Richard & Leah Rothstein Presentation 

and Discussion + Happy Hour!

 Presentation & Discussion

5:30-8:00 PM (doors open 5PM)

Onsite childcare available. Please register in advance.

Authors Leah Rothstein & Richard Rothstein (author of The Color of Law) at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington present about their book, JUST ACTION: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law.

What: Presentation & discussion followed by a reception with book signing, food, music and cash bar.

When: April 1st, 5:30 to 8:00pm
(doors open at 5pm; presentation starts at 5:30pm; reception is 7-8pm).

Where: Main Street Landing, 1 Main Street, Burlington, Vt.

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This FREE event is brought to you by the Vermont Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Fair Housing Project of CVOEO. It is made possible by Fair Housing Month sponsors and partners, with special gratitude to event host Main Street Landing, Vermont Wine Merchants, The Skinny Pancake, and Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

This event is for housing advocates and anyone who wants to help make positive change in their communities to increase housing equity, justice, and opportunity for all!

Childcare with art activities is provided thanks to ONE Arts Community School. Please register here by Friday, March 29 if you would like to bring children.
Phoenix Books will have copies of Just Action and The Color of Law for sale.

Presentation summary: Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems. We’ve taken no serious steps to desegregate neighborhoods, however, because we are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is de facto—the result of private discrimination or personal choices that do not violate constitutional rights. The Color of Law demonstrates, however, that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy. Just Action describes how we can begin to address this, providing dozens of strategies local groups can pursue to redress segregation in their own communities. By starting with achievable local victories, we can build a national movement that can remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape.

SCHEDULE:

5:00 PM Doors Open

5:30 PM Introduction and Fair Housing Month overview

Presentation & Q&A

7:00 PM Book Signing & Happy Hour with free refreshments, cash bar and music

8:00 PM Event closes

Fair Housing Month Keynote: Rothstein Presentation & Discussion