Government & Public Interest

Racism by Design: Where We Live, Why We Live There, and Why It Matters

October 20, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Register here
$5 for WCL Members; $10 for non-members

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) for their Racial Justice Series with “Racism by Design: Where We Live, Why We Live There, and Why it Matters,” a panel discussion on the intersection of housing segregation and racial justice.

The United States has a long and complex history of government-sponsored segregation, the effects of which still endure more than half a century after housing segregation became unlawful.  The panel will examine both the history and the present reality of housing segregation and how federal, state, and local policies have affected and advanced systems of structural racial inequality in education, public health, voting, criminal justice, and more.

WCL will be joined by an expert panel, including:

  • Reed Colfax, Partner at Relman Colfax (moderator)
  • Alicia Horton, Executive Director, Thrive DC
  • Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University

WCL is co-sponsoring this program with the American Constitution Society of DC.