Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing
The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, brings a wide range of experts to Baltimore to discuss issues and solutions related to ending homelessness.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
University of Baltimore
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons
1415 Maryland Avenue
The event is SOLD OUT.
Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation.
He is also the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008); Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004); and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003).
A panel of local advocates and experts will join Mr. Rothstein to discuss housing policy in the Baltimore region:
- Tony Fugett, NAACP Baltimore County Branch
- Carolyn Johnson, Homeless Persons Representation Project
- Danise Jones-Dorsey, North East Housing Initiative and Baltimore Housing Roundtable
- Antero Pietila, author of "Not in My Neighborhood, How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City"
- Destiny Watford, South Baltimore Community Land Trust and Baltimore Housing Roundtable
Sponsored by The Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.