July 22, 2020 Rapid Response

Beyond Redlining: Black Lives Matter and Community Development, Part 3

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.

Panelists

  • Sajid Khan, Public Defender, San Jose, California
  • Sabine O’Hara, Dean and Director, Landgrant Programs for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), University of the District of Columbia
  • Jeremy Orr, Staff Attorney, Safe Water Initiative, NRDC
  • Etienne Toussaint, Assistant Professor of Law, University of District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Co-Moderators

  • Michael Bell, Barry Black Law Students Association, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University

  • Reggi Simmons, Barry Black Law Students Association, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University

Resources

Presentation: Sabine O'Hara

Transcript: Beyond Redlining: Black Lives Matter and Community Development, Part 3

Michigan Civil Rights Commission Flint Water Report

Water Down Justice

Food Access & Security in Washington, DC

Food Policy in Washington, DC

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