Glimmers of hope are appearing in unexpected places. It flickers in hearts and minds long darkened by disillusionment and despair. Will this country and its people finally be willing to wrestle with the twisted lie of racial superiority that has deformed our consciousness and culture for hundreds of years? Is the accumulation of horrors and righteous disgust with the status quo enough to propel us to overcome our persistent denial about the scale and intensity of racial injustice in this country? In unexpected places, people dare to hope.
Thank you to the approximately 400 people who came to October 3rd’s presentation by Professor Richard Rothstein. It was a truly powerful evening, one that we believe brought greater light to the minds of both the not yet informed and the already somewhat informed alike.
Today, housing discrimination based on race or ethnicity is against the law. In recent history, it was required.
Please join us for a riveting presentation by Richard Rothstein—renowned author of The Color of Law and Thurgood Marshall Fellow of the NAACP—as he explores how federal, state, and local governments systematically and intentionally imposed residential segregation in American cities from Boston to San Francisco. The hidden history of this officially sanctioned and mandated discrimination in housing has direct implications for how we address the racial and other divisions pulling at our communities today.
Wednesday, March 13
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo
Please join us tomorrow evening (Wednesday, March 13) for our regular meeting of One San Mateo. We will meet in the upstairs library at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM), located at 225 Tilton Ave. from 7 to 8:45 p.m.