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Newton Free Library online: “The Color of Law” Author Richard Rothstein
November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In, The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, author Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Join us for a virtual session with Mr. Rothstein. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by FORJ, the program cosponsor. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the systemic issues that contribute to housing inequities, particularly as Newton engages in a comprehensive review of its zoning codes.
Registration is required. Please register here.
In preparation for this event, attendees are encouraged to watch the the 17-minute video, Segregated by Design, which was written and narrated by Richard Rothstein and directed by Mark Lopez.
This program is part of Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton, a city-wide read and series of events and conversations on race and racism and is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters/Newton.