An Evening with Richard Rothstein
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About The Event
Join us for a presentation and discussion about creating solutions to housing issues in our community on January 15th, 2019. The event is free and open to the public. Dinner and childcare will be provided at no charge.
This year, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 turned 50 years old. Even with this important protection, segregation persists nationwide, and in Battle Creek. The long-standing segregation is directly attributed to federal policy, and no one makes this point clearer than Richard Rothstein in his book “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.”
From his research, Rothstein concludes that people of color have been kept, “… geographically separate by racially explicit government policies. However, many of these policies have never been remedied and their effects endure.”
The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS is sponsoring this visit with Richard Rothstein in partnership with the Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity, Battle Creek Coalition for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation, City of Battle Creek, Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan, Kellogg Community College, Neighborhoods Inc., Voces and Willard Library.
Please join us for eye-opening perspective and honest conversation. We want to make a difference. Dinner and childcare will be provided at no charge. Below is a schedule for the evening:
5:00 p.m. - Dinner begins (Please RSVP)
6:00 p.m. - Presentation by Richard Rothstein
6:45 p.m. - Audience Q&A
7:00 p.m. - Small Group Discussion among tables
7:45 – 8:00 p.m. - Book Signing
Questions? Please contact the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS at 269.962.5193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.