|An event series marking the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act — Exploring the past, present and future of housing equity in Minneapolis|
For residents, community leaders and policy makers, housing has become a central and urgent issue in Minneapolis. As diverse stakeholders come together to envision solutions that provide safe, dignified housing for all, a new event series — “Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed” — will grapple with our dark history of covenants, redlining and structural racism; and convene cross-sector, community-centered conversations to chart a course for housing equity in Minneapolis moving forward.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation authored by a young Minnesota senator named Walter Mondale that sought to remedy housing discrimination through the lens of that era — addressing segregation and promoting integration. Through a multi-event series, Fair Housing Reframed will use the history of Minneapolis and current community organizing to explore the history of racial segregation in housing that led to the Fair Housing Act, identify how racialized barriers to housing still manifest today and create the community and political will to make change.
Co-hosted by: Sabathani Community Center, Preserve Minneapolis, Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO), Hennepin History Museum, Hennepin County Library, Jewish Community Action, University of MN- Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, UROC, African Career and Education Resources, Inc. and others.
More information and event registration coming soon!
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June 21, 6-8 p.m. at Sabathani Community Center
Hosted by Mapping Prejudice Project, Sabathani Community Center, Mill City Consulting
The way our neighborhoods look and feel today are a product of our shared history; one shaped by racist policies that barred households of color from homeownership and wealth accumulation for many years. In spite of these intentional barriers, like redlining and racial covenants, communities of color created and continue to build vibrant neighborhoods, rich with gathering places and family legacies that are often lost to the general public — and policy makers who make decisions that impact our lives everyday. Join us for the first gathering of the “Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed” event series to learn more about the history and impetus of fair housing laws and share your knowledge about the history of your family and neighborhood.
July 21 (Tickets for this event are sold out!)
Hosted by Preserve Minneapolis, Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization, Mapping Prejudice
Many residents of Minneapolis believe that their city has never had any kind of formal segregation. This tour makes visible the structural racism that has undergirded the city’s urban landscape. It also illuminates the community solidarity that developed among African Americans in the face of this white hostility.
Opening reception August 23 (Exhibit runs August 16 - October 7)
Hosted by Hennepin History Museum
September in North Minneapolis
Hosted by Jewish Community Action and partners
Sept 18, 6-8 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library | Hosted by Minnesota Housing Partnership, African Career and Resources Inc and Hennepin County Library
Sept 22, 2-4 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library | Hosted by Minnesota Housing Partnership, TC Housing Speakers Bureau and Hennepin County Library
October 9 at Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC)
Hosted by Mapping Prejudice Project, UROC, Equity in Place
October 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Sabathani Community Center
Hosted by Minnesota Housing Partnership, Mill City Consulting
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