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Just Action – Challenging Segregation with Richard and Leah Rothstein
July 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will be hosting a rare opportunity to meet an inclusive pioneer, Ms. Leah Rothstein, Co-Author with Richard Rothstein in the book, “Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law.” Learn how government policies help create residential segregation and violate people’s constitutional rights on the basis of their skin color. Mr. Rothstein’s earlier book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” is widely considered one of the most important and influential works on the subject.
Richard and Leah’s new co-authored book, “Just Action” provides a crucial blueprint for action for concerned citizens and community leaders alike. Their new work describes dozens of tangible strategies that readers and supporters can undertake in their own communities to make their commitment real, producing victories that might finally challenge residential segregation and help remedy America’s profoundly unconstitutional past.
Along with an in-depth and intimate conversations with Ms. Rothstein, all guests will enjoy heavy & light hors d’oeuvres and at a beautiful venue. The first 50 registrants who register and attend will win a free signed copy of their book, “Just Action.”
“Just Action” is just the book we need right now. Wise in its insistence on residential segregation as the country’s number-one racial problem, optimistic in its lighting of an achievable path forward, it will enhance and focus the country’s quest for racial justice.Nicholas Lemann, staff writer at The New Yorker and former dean of the Columbia School of Journalism