July 10, 2020 Rapid Response

Beyond Redlining: Black Lives Matter and Community Development, Part 2

This multi-part free webinar series explores historical patterns of racism in the context of redlining by exploring the intersections of the Black Lives Matters movement and community development.

A recent study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition indicates that the overwhelming majority of neighborhoods marked “hazardous” in red ink on maps drawn by the federal Home Owners’ Loan Corp. from 1935 to 1939 were much more likely than other areas today to consist of lower-income, minority residents. This panel of expert professionals addressed the long term impacts of redlining on community development, housing, education, and economic justice.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Judy Perry Martinez, President, American Bar Association; Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn

Panelists

  • Patience Crowder, Associate Professor, Community Economic Development Clinic, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Sheila Foster, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Co-Moderators

  • Kelecia Njaka, President, Barry Black Law Students Association, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University

  • Diamond Griffith, Barry Black Law Students Association, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University

Resources

Transcript: Beyond Redlining: Black Lives Matter and Community Development, Part 2

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