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Webinar I & II: Presented by the Committee for Racial Justice

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Webinar I & II: Presented by the Committee for Racial Justice

September 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the SCNA Ad Hoc Committee for Racial Justice for a two-part webinar that explores systematic racism and unconscious biases, through the local lens of “in our backyards.”

Webinar I: Facing the Long History of Racial Exclusion in Curtis Park

Thursday, September 24th
6:30-8:30pm on Zoom
Moderated by Dennis Cusick, Viewpoint Editor
Panelists: Dan Murphy, SCNA and Curtis Park historian and Ginger Rutland, journalist.

Ginger’s mother’s poignant story about her family being redlined out of Curtis Park in 1952 is excerpted in the accompanying article “The Color Lines that Divided Us.”  Dan and Ginger will look back on the last 100 years of attitudes and practices which kept people of color from purchasing homes in Curtis Park.   These will include early 20th Century racist norms, exclusionary restrictions in deeds and covenants, as well as redlining by banks.  Some of this will be shocking since very little is written or spoken about these early practices.  Webinar guests will be invited afterwards to contrast their own experiences of buying a house in Curtis Park in contrast with those of the Rutland family.  Discussion will focus on what we can do today to repair some of these past injustices.

Webinar II: Discovering and Dealing With Unconscious Bias

Thursday, October 1st
6:30-8:30pm on Zoom
Featuring Dr. Alison Ledgerwood, UCD Professor and Curtis Park neighbor

Alison will provide practical, helpful means to gain insights into our unconscious biases which we all grew up with and carry around as filters to our experience.

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September 24, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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