Ninety-seven Photos from The Color of Law Forum are Online!
Ninety-seven photos from the Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Public Policy Forum which featured keynote speaker Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America are now online. The event was held at the Seton Hall University Law School in Newark. Three hundred people attended the Forum.
“The segregation of our metropolitan areas today leads to stagnant inequality because families are much less able to be upwardly mobile when they’re living in segregated neighborhoods where opportunity is absent,” says Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law. “If we want greater equality in this society, we need to take steps to desegregate.”
All photos were taken by Asish Patel, Senior Associate at Monarch Housing Associates. Please credit him if you use or share any of the photos. All of the photos are on our Facebook page. Please like, share and comment on the photos.
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.
Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN), present ed on APN’s report, The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice and Poverty in New Jersey which found that structural racism is a primary cause of poverty in New Jersey.
“The Color of Law informs us about how we created segregated communities in our nation through formal policy and action in our nation’s history,” Says Koubiadis. The Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice, and Poverty in New Jersey outlines how those formal policies became part of our institutions and structures. They reinforce structural racism in housing and other areas of our communities to create and sustain concentrated poverty in what is now one of the most segregated states in the nation. We look forward to sharing some of the solutions for how our state can move toward an end to structural racism and poverty and engaging new partners in this work.
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.