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    The Color of Los Angeles: The Legacy of Segregation and Future of Social Equity (NONMEMBERS - USE THIS FORM TO BUY TICKETS)

    Friday, May 18, 2018 at 07:15 AM
    Helms Design Center in Culver City, CA

    Los Angeles has long been considered a land of opportunity for many. But it has also been a land of oppression. As documented by Richard Rothstein in his recent book The Color of Law, Los Angeles was one of the many cities across the country that engaged, formally and informally, in residential segregation. Abominations like red-lining, restrictive covenants, and other discriminatory practices shaped the urban landscape we live in today.

    As accounts like Rothstein's make Angelenos become more aware of the city's dark history, including the forceful role of the federal government in promoting segregation, the question becomes: How exactly do policies of 50 or 60 years ago manifest themselves today? What obligation and opportunities to do present-day planners, lenders, developers, and community members have to un-do this legacy and promote social equity? How can formerly red-lined neighborhoods prosper, and how can exclusionary neighborhoods embrace socioeconomic and ethnic diversity? These are the important issues that we will explore this month at WUF.

    Panelists
    Vanessa Carter, Senior Data Analyst and Writing Specialist, USC Program for Regional & Environmental Equity
    Gilda Haas, co-founder, Right to the City Alliance
    Elizabeth Ryan Murray, Project Director, CarsonWatch at Public Advocates

    Further panelists to be announced.

    Helms Design Center @ the Helms Bakery campus
    8745 Washington Blvd.
    Culver City, CA  90232
    Google map and directions

    Parking
    Available in the adjacent, interior parking garage at 8711 Washington Blvd., Culver City (look for the red banners), or ample street parking, or via the Expo Light Rail line, one block to the east of Helms Bakery.

    7:15am-9am

    7:15am  Registration
    7:30am  Breakfast
    7:45am  Panel Discussion

    $50  members
    $65  nonmembers
    $10  student members
    $15  student nonmembers

    Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  After May 16, 2018 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.

     

     


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