Undesign the Redline Virtual Tour
Name: Undesign the Redline Virtual Tour
Date: May 13, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
The Greater Des Moines Partnership would like to invite you to our second quarter Roundtable discussion. We invite you to join us for a virtual tour of the Undesign the Redline happening May 13 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
This presentation by the Polk County Housing Trust Fund will share how structural racism is embedded into our systems and the impact that has had on people of color in Central Iowa.
Learning our history of Redlining can help us to understand more deeply about how the systemic and institutional exclusions still affect the lives of African American and other minority communities in accessing resources, employment, asset building and quality of life.
After the exhibit we will have plenty of time for Q&A to answer some questions you may have but more importantly to discuss how each one of us can play a role in the finding solutions to Undesign the Redline and its effects personally and professionally to create inclusive and equitable workplace and community.
About the Exhibit
In the 1930s, after the Great Depression, maps of cities were developed to show which neighborhoods were best for investment and mortgage loans and which were not. These maps, known as Redlining maps, told banks where and whom they should provide money. This practice is how structural racism and inequality were designed into our cities and built environment. And the impact and consequences have never been undone.
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. via a Zoom meeting.