October 20, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Eastern Time
Racial Justice Series: Racism By Design- Where We Live, Why We Live There, and Why It Matters
The United States has a long and complex history of government-sponsored segregation, the effects of which still endure more than half a century after housing segregation became unlawful. Redlining, New Deal Housing Programs, and disparate levels of government support have resulted in the systematic exclusion of Black communities from the neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and financial opportunities accessible to whites. The consequences of these practices have had a lasting effect on American society.
Join the Washington Council of Lawyers and the ACS DC Lawyer Chapter for the first of this year's three-part Racial Justice Series examining institutional racism and how to advocate for real and lasting change. Our panel will examine both the history and the present reality of housing segregation and how federal, state, and local policies have affected and advanced systems of structural racial inequality in education, public health, voting, criminal justice, and more.
This engaging evening of learning costs $5 for Washington Council of Lawyers members and members of co-sponsoring organizations, and $10 for nonmembers. It is free for law students at schools that subscribe to the Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse. (Contact your law school for the registration code.)
Alicia Horton, Executive Director, Thrive DC
Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
Reed Colfax, Partner at Relman Colfax
To attend this event please register here.