The legacy of racism is an intricate part of American history, its impacts echoing through the generations. One such manifestation of systemic racism was the practice of redlining, a discriminatory policy where services such as mortgages were denied to residents, primarily based on their race. This unjust practice led to formal segregation in numerous metropolitan neighborhoods across the United States.
In an effort to dissect and discuss this historical injustice and its modern-day repercussions, the Center for Inquiry at School 84, associated with Indianapolis Public Schools, invites you to an enlightening evening of conversation and learning. Set against the backdrop of a school committed to inquiry and engagement, this discussion aims to spark a deeper understanding and dialogue among attendees.
- Date: Wednesday, November 15th
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Venue: Center for Inquiry at School 84, 440 E. 57th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
We are honored to have Mr. Mark Latta, Assistant Professor of English at Marian University, as our esteemed speaker for the evening. With a rich background in literature and social justice, Mr. Latta will guide us through the historical context and the enduring effects of redlining, offering a lens through which we can better understand and confront racial inequities that persist today.
The evening promises to be one of reflection, education, and community engagement, as we collectively navigate through the pages of history, aiming to foster a more inclusive and informed society. Your presence and participation are highly anticipated as we unravel the threads of the past to weave a more equitable future.
We look forward to seeing you there!