Save May 16 for a Public Policy Forum at Seton Hall Law School on The Color of Law
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Monarch Housing Associates in partnership with Seton Hall University Law School, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, and NJ Institute for Social Justice will host a Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law. Thank you to Investors Bank Foundation and New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Division on Civil Rights for their generous support of this important Public Policy Forum.
The Public Policy Forum keynote speaker and author Richard Rothstein will present the national research in his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and take questions from the audience.
He lives in California, where is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley. He focuses on the forgotten history of how the U.S. government segregated America.
Following Rothstein’s presentation, Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ will give an overview of APN’s report, “The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice and Poverty in NJ.” Koubiadis will take questions about the report’s findings from the audience.
Rothstein’s and Koubiadis’ presentations will set the stage for New Jersey experts and the audience to participate in a conversation. The discussion will center around what can be done in New Jersey to combat and eliminate segregation in New Jersey’s cities and towns and advance better Fair Housing policy.
- Demelza Baer, Senior Counsel & Director of the Economic Mobility Initiative at the NJ Institute for Social Justice
- Richard Rothstein, Author, The Color of Law
- Rev. Eric Dobson, Fair Share Housing Center
- Felicia Alston-Singleton, Fair Housing Officer for the City of Newark and Resident Advocate for Public, Private, and Market Rate Housing Newark Housing Authority
At the Public Policy Form event, attendees will have the opportunity to view the traveling exhibit “Un Design the Redline.”
Thank you to Investors Bank Foundation for their generous support of this important Public Policy Forum.
This Public Policy Forum is part of a series providing opportunities to engage advocates and community, faith-based and civic leaders in solutions to affordable housing issues in NJ. It follows on the success of the October 2017 forum focused on the issue of Eviction.