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Richard Rothstein: The Color of Law
November 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A Virtual Event from the Newton Free Library
Cosponsored by Families Organizing for Racial Justice and LWVN
Join us on November 17 at 6:30 pm for a virtual session with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. In The Color of Law, Mr. 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. 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 LWVN.