Equity Speaker Series: Exploring Racism in America with Richard Rothstein

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
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Join Philanthropy New York for our Equity Speaker Series: Exploring Racism in America featuring some of the nation’s leading authors, artists, and activists. Explore how racism shapes our policies, influences our institutions, and constrains the impact philanthropy hopes to achieve. Discover how a shared vocabulary, deeper understanding of race, and an imagination for equity are critical tools in your philanthropic practice. 

Join your peers and some of America’s greatest thinkers to inform and equip you in leading your foundation’s work. Discover academic, artistic and activist insights that will help you to better identify racism and inspire new ways of thinking about racial equity. 

Richard Rothstein is an American historian, policy analysit, and journalist. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Previously, he was the National Education Columnist for the New York Times from 1999 to 2002. In The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Join Mr. Rothstein as he shares the forgotten history that led to our country’s current racial inequities and how we can move forward to overcome and eradicate them in the future.

  • The history of federally mandated racial segregation in housing in the U.S.
  • The implications of intentional and discriminatory government policies on the current state of housing in the U.S.
  • How philanthropy can help shed light on this forgotten history

* Copies of Richard Rothstein's book, The Color of Law, will be available for purchase at the program. To read the review or get the book ahead of time, please visit here.


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All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Program 

Registration is required by April 15

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