The Davenport Civil Rights Commission will welcome Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law,” to the Quad-Cities Fair Housing Symposium on Friday, April 27, at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St. Rothstein kicks off the event at 9 a.m.
Rothstein will discuss how federal, state and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns he says violate the Constitution and require remediation. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California at Berkeley.
The conference will feature these panels:
• Neighborhood Trauma: Dr. Kit Evans-Ford, Ronald Davis, Anne McNelis, and Katy Strzepek, moderated by Rev. Dwight Ford
• Segregation in Housing: Disparate Impact after Inclusive Communities - lack Cann, Housing Justice Center
• Intersection of Segregation in Housing and Education and Outcome For Youth: Jerry Foxhoven, Department of Health and Human Services
• Fair Lending: Predatory Lending, Legal Updates and Trends: Steve Tomkowiak, attorney
• Sex Stereotypes, Classism, Economic Privilege and Racism: Davenport Civil Rights Director Latrice L. Lacey, Dr. Kit Evans-Ford and the Rev. Dwight Ford
• Community Reinvestment Act: Creating Opportunity: Rebecca Johnson, NCRC.
Cost is $35 for the general public and $15 for students. The price includes a copy of “The Color of Law, an Action Toolkit," breakfast. refreshments and lunch. The cost of a live jazz performance and mixer of “Black Music and the Fight for Civil Rights” at 4:30 p.m. is $15 and includes two beverages. To register and learn more visit: wwwcityofdavenportiowa.com/civilrights