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The Color of Law and Just Action: An Evening with the Authors

Presented by Blue Grass Community Foundation, University of Kentucky, Lexington Public Library and our community partners, The Color of Law and Just Action: An Evening with the Authors will feature a keynote address by Leah Rothstein about the book she co-authored with her father, Richard Rothstein. Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law is a tool kit for activism and advocacy, with myriad real-life examples from communities, groups and individuals that have confronted segregation-related challenges from legal, real estate, banking and commercial development standpoints. Uniting Voices Lexington will kick off the evening with a special performance. The evening will conclude with a conversation between Leah Rothstein, Richard Rothstein (via satellite) and Renee Shaw, KET’s director of public affairs, followed by a brief Q&A session.

About the Books

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, published by Richard Rothstein in 2018, dispelled the long-held myth that the residential segregation present in every U.S. metropolitan area is the result of private discrimination or personal choices. The Color of Law makes the powerful case that unconstitutional direct and indirect government action and policies at the federal, state and local levels caused segregation and the resulting social problems throughout the United States. The book was a New York Times best seller and significantly influenced discussions of the systemic impact of segregated communities on a range of outcomes in education, health and workforce participation.

Published in June, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law is the important companion book co-authored by Rothstein and housing policy expert Leah Rothstein. Just Action provides a blueprint for concerned advocates and community leaders to address the legacy of state-sanctioned residential segregation and create tangible change.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm in the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema for a critical conversation about how we can be empowered to address the legacy of government-sanctioned segregation. By starting with achievable local victories, we can build a national movement that can remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape.

This program has been approved for 1.5 hours CLE credit. Please contact Halee Cunningham for the activity number.

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

The Color of Law and Just Action : An Evening with the Authors

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
6:30pm
University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema

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Livestream

The University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity is providing a livestream of The Color of Law and Just Action: An Evening with the Authors! Bookmark the link below to tune in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKwV-7Fp5-I

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