The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, Voices from the Village, Tri-C’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Case Western Reserve University’s Schubert Center for Child Studies invite you to:


Exploring the Government’s Role in Segregation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Jerry Sue Thorton Center – Ford Room

2500 E. 22nd St.

Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Join us for an invigorating lecture and discussion with author Richard Rothstein, who will provide a national perspective on his work documenting the history of state-sponsored residential segregation, racial inequality, and inner-city poverty that has disadvantaged and held back generations of African Americans, even after the Constitutions was meant to have repaired these inequalities. This event is open to the public. Please call 216-987-4548 for more information.


Rothstein is a distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow emeritus of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is also the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The Color of Law will be available for purchase at the event as well as at the Metropolitan Campus Bookstore.


Attendees and faculty interested in bringing their students to this event may find these articles and podcasts to be useful preparation tools.



Rothstein will also lead a small discussion group for interested CWRU and Tri-C students and faculty from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at CWRU. This event is sponsored by the Schubert Center for Child Studies, and will focus on the long reach of housing policy discrimination on the well-being of children today. This small conversation is open to students, faculty, and staff at CWRU and Tri-C; please register to attend here.  For questions, please contact