Join us as distinguished panelists explore the challenges facing black neighborhoods today, including the intersection of segregation, community identity, and gentrification. The discussion will emphasize how government and neighborhood civic engagement can combat the pervasive and persistent effects of housing inequality.
Panelists include Natalie Moore, WBEZ journalist and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, Dr. John Flateau, Senior Fellow and co-founder of the DuBois Bunche Center, Professor of Public Administration at Medger Evers College, CUNY, and an expert in demographics and legislative districting, Kirk Goodrich, Vice President and Director of Real Estate Development at Monadnock Construction and former Acquisition Vice President for Enterprise Community Investment, Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Acquisitions for Red Stone Equity Partners and former New York City Housing Commissioner, and Denise Scott, the Executive Vice President in charge of Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s (LISC) national and local programs.
The discussion will be moderated by the Graduate Center’s Distinguished Professor and Director of CUNY’s Center for Urban Research, Dr. John Mollenkopf. Dr. Mollenkopf has many books on urban politics and policy, including the seminal book Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century. South Side and Place Matters will both be available for purchase at the event.
We look forward to seeing you there.