Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein for JUST ACTION *IN-PERSON*
Join Loyalty Bookstores and DC Public Library for a live, in-person conversation with Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein, moderated by Rev. William H. Lamar IV, to celebrate the release of Just Action! This event will take place at DCPL's MLK Library location. **This event is free to attend, but registration is encouraged—please register on DCPL's website.** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or borrow a copy from DCPL, and we will have additional copies for sale at the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Color of Law brilliantly recounted how government at all levels created segregation. Just Action describes how we can begin to undo it.
In the six years since its initial publication, The Color of Law, “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson), has become a landmark work, which—through its nearly one million copies sold—has helped to define the fractious age in which we live. Aware that twenty-first-century segregation continues to promote entrenched inequality, Richard Rothstein has now teamed with housing policy expert Leah Rothstein to write Just Action, a blueprint for concerned citizens and community leaders. This book describes dozens of activities that readers and supporters can undertake in their own communities to make their commitment real, producing victories that might finally challenge residential segregation and help remedy America’s profoundly unconstitutional past.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Leah Rothstein’s expertise in the full range of housing policy stems from more than two decades of experience as a consultant to affordable housing developers and local governments and as a community and union organizer. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law and father to co-author Leah Rothstein, has written many books and articles on educational policy and racial inequality. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Rev. William H. Lamar IV is pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. Ordained as an itinerant elder in 2000 at the Florida Annual Conference of the AME Church, Lamar has also served congregations in Monticello, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; and Hyattsville, Maryland.
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