Join us for a conversation on race and housing, and how decisions made and practices created have separated us. The migration of peoples including African Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans during the 20th century was met with policies and choices that segregated Americans, and residential patterns have evolved but not dissolved in the past 100 years. The 1919 Race Riots set in motion efforts to separate, and even today we face challenges on how to break down spatial boundaries. Join us as we delve into the experience of migrants and reflect on our divides and on what we can do to build a more inclusive city.
Leading the conversation will be Professor Davarian Baldwin from Trinity College and the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life, Brad Hunt from the Newberry Library and an historian of housing inChicago, and Lisa Yun Lee, Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum.