Dec

10

Reckoning with Race, Mass Incarceration & Housing Discrimination presented by Just Cities

When

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

Where

Virtual

Reckoning with Race, Mass Incarceration & Housing Discrimination: Dialogue on North Star Fair Chance Housing Policies

Our beloved nation finds itself at another historic crossroads in the long struggle for racial equality and liberation. Growing national movements to rectify the twin evils of mass incarceration and discriminatory barriers to employment and housing when people return home from prison have passed model public policies such as Ban the Box in employment and Fair Chance Housing.  As our cities grow more and more expensive to live in and homelessness explodes, what are model public policy solutions that enable people with criminal records to access stable and affordable housing?  As we work to create a more perfect union, how do we not replicate racial oppression in our public policymaking processes by honoring the voices and leadership of formerly incarcerated residents?  What are the myths and stories that society tells us about people with criminal records and how has that prevented us from providing a basic human need and right to housing?

Join us on International Human Rights Day as we engage in dialogue with the people who did the heavy-lifting to create North Star Fair Chance Housing policies!

Visit www.fairchance4all.org for a policy comparison chart of the nation’s North Star Fair Chance Housing policies as well as links to the ordinances themselves.

When

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

Where

Virtual

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