Ever thought about why you live where you do? If you can articulate deliberate reasons, have you ever considered what unseen forces might have led you there? Please join Kathleen Hobson, Nancy Zollers and Frank Laski, three of our Advocates for Racial Justice, in a history-infused discussion about the origins of the Boston suburbs, the roots of our chronic housing shortage, and how we might achieve a more just and inclusive community.
Suggestions for pre-discussion reading:
– “The Case for Reparations” (Atlantic, 2014), by Te-Nehisi Coates;
– The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017), by Richard Rothstein;
– “How Segregation Caused Your Traffic Jam” (NY Times, 2019).
– You could also listen to Rothstein’s interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.