Monday March 25 & Tuesday March 26 with
Author of New York Times Bestseller
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how Our Government Segregated America
Monday March 25–sponsored by Creighton University
7:30 pm Speaking at Harper Center at Creighton University
602 N. 20th – Free Parking Garage on Cass St.
RSVP at https://excellence.creighton.edu/ColorOfLaw
Tues. March 26–hosted by OTOC and Institute for Public Leadership
Housing Workshop, Family Housing Advisory Services, 2401 Lake St.
1:30 pm: Meet and Greet with pastors, community organizations, and those interested in housing
2:00 pm: Rothstein and local housing experts present, followed by discussion
Workshop on Intersection of Education and Housing, Learning Community Center, 1612 N. 24th St.
4:00 p.m. Discussion on how quality education and housing are closely related and what we can do to improve both in Omaha.
Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is also a fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley where he resides.
In his book, he “describes how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation… The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.” (from book description)
“Through meticulous research and powerful human stories, Rothstein reveals a history of racism hiding in plain sight and compels us to confront the consequences of the intentional, decades-long governmental policies that created a segregated America.” —Sherrilyn A. Ifill, president of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund