WEBINAR: Healing Our Divided Society – Fifty Year Update of the Kerner Commission Report

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST

Click HERE to register in advance. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Host: Keenya Robertson, President and CEO, Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, and Chair of the NFHA Board of Directors Featuring: Dr. Alan Curtis, President and CEO, Eisenhower Foundation, and Co-Editor of Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years after the Kerner Report.

Subject: Since the 1968 Kerner Commission, income inequality, wealth inequality, deep poverty, public school segregation and mass incarceration of people of color have increased. The promise of the Fair Housing Act has not been fulfilled, as Richard Rothstein has brilliantly documented in The Color of Law. The pandemic has made racial injustice, inequality and poverty disproportionately worse for people of color.

In the last fifty plus years since the Kerner Commission, we have learned a great deal about housing, economic, education, criminal justice, youth development, civil rights, and public health policy that works. Yet the American public does not for the most part understand that there are many evidence-based solutions. And, as the pandemic has illustrated, there still is considerable resistance among many Americans against policy based on evidence. Click HERE to learn more.

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