Join us for the first of this year’s three-part Racial Justice Series examining institutional racism and how to advocate for real and lasting change for our clients. At our first event, our panel will examine both the history and the present reality of housing segregation and how federal, state, and local policies have affected and advanced systems of structural racial inequality in education, public health, voting, criminal justice, and more.
We’ll be joined by an expert panel, including:
- Reed Colfax, Partner at Relman Colfax (moderator)
- Genzie Bonadies Torres, Counsel for the Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Alicia Horton, Executive Director, Thrive DC
- Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
It is important that public interest and pro bono lawyers understand the historical backdrop in which they are practicing. Join us to examine both the history and the present reality of housing segregation and how these housing policies have affected and advanced systems of structural racial inequality. Armed with this information, we hope you will gain a better understanding for the breadth of systemic barriers that many in our client communities face.
In preparation for the event, we have prepared a sampling of resources that you can use to gain information about relevant topics and retain for further consideration after our event.
Reports, Research & Books
Press and Opinion Pieces
Housing Discrimination in the District of Columbia:
Racial Justice Series: Racism By Design: Where We Live, Why We Live There, and Why It Matters takes place on Tuesday, October 20, 6:30-8:00 pm ET via Zoom. The program costs $5 for Washington Council of Lawyers members and co-sponsoring organizations and $10 for nonmembers. Register here.