Redlining: Mapping Racism - Sept. 13, 2022

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7-8pm Tuesday, September 13

Wright Library Community Room
In-Person

Join Professor Myla Cardona-Jones of Sinclair College to learn more about Redlining, a 1930s U.S. government practice that ranked the viability of a neighborhood based on a color-coded map system to decide who could receive subsidized housing loans and other resources. Find out how this government-sponsored policy was responsible for large scale disinvestment in black and brown communities and how redlining's legacy is still felt today.

About the presenter

Myla Cardona-Jones, J.D. is Assistant Professor and Project Coordinator in the Law and Public Safety Department at Sinclair College. She presents both locally and nationally on topics of race, bias, equity, ethics, and understanding your rights, and is currently teaching a free course open to the community entitled "Race and the Law."

About the Mapping Equity in Dayton event series

Mapping Equity, a traveling exhibit developed by a team at Sinclair, will be on display in Wright Library’s Community Room during the month of September. The exhibit uses maps along with current and historical data to show how communities today are still affected by redlining, a 1930s U.S. government practice that ranked neighborhoods and then used color-coded maps to decide who could receive subsidized housing loans and other resources.

Wright Library's LET'S TALK series promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors.