- Created: Sunday, 04 November 2018 14:53
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
Fifty years since the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, deep and growing housing inequities remain a persistent and urgent challenge in our communities. Over the course of several months, the “Racism, Rent and Real Estate” event series explored the history of racial discrimination and segregation in housing in Minneapolis and Hennepin County. In the final event, we pivoted to the future: How do we not only recognize but reverse the legacy of systemic racial discrimination and reframe solutions that both repair harm and meet community-identified needs?
Moderated by C Terrance Anderson, Director of Community-Based Research Programs at Center for Urban & Regional Affairs, the conversation shared insights from Nelima Sitati Munene, Executive Director of African Career, Education and Resource, Inc. (ACER); Shannon Jones, Executive Director at Hope Community Inc; and Heather Worthington, Director of Long Range Planning for the City of Minneapolis. Here are our top 10 take-aways from the wide ranging discussion. Watch a video of the full panel here.