Free over Zoom. Registration required and closed 2-hours before the event.
Redlining – the discriminatory practice by which banks refuse or limit mortgages to people of color, ethnic minorities, and low-income workers within specific geographic areas – still defines much of where we live or can live in Indianapolis. These federal government policies, established by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation in 1933, reinforced segregation and disinvestment in parts of the community, with ramifications felt today, particularly in black neighborhoods.
What do discriminatory housing practices look like in our city? How can equitable housing policies change that trajectory now? Join us for a series of interdisciplinary community discussions with advocates, leaders, and scholars to examine the tangled roots of race, class and housing in Indianapolis and grapple with its consequences today.
Making It Local with Unai Miguel Andres, Paul Mullins, and Wildstyle Paschall.
Explore what redlining looks like here in Indianapolis, considering history, demographics, and memory.
Upcoming Events in this Series:
Developing the City with Brad Beaubien, Lourenzo Giple, Jerome Horne, and Brittanie Redd.
Tuesday October 27 | 7 p.m.
Delve into how Redlining has created inequalities in our built environment and influenced how our city is planned for architecture, transit and urban planning.
Creating Equity Today with Janis Bradly, Amy Nelson, and Diana Rice-Wilkerson.
Tuesday November 10 | 7 p.m.
Decode how we see redlining in today’s housing practices and explore way we can create more equitable housing markets.
This event is a part of the 2020 Spirit & Place Festival.
This program series has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.