The Racial Justice Journey Continues with “Undesign the Redline” Tonight

Everyone is invited to attend (by zoom) tonight’s presentation “Undesigning the Redline: Redlining and the Boston Housing Crisis.” Sponsored by the First Parish Church in Lincoln, the “exhibit” will look at how redlining has shaped residential patterns in the Greater Boston area and in what ways this history continues to impact our lives. And how to help un-design them.  Undesign the Redline connects the deliberate and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today. 

“Redlining” is a shorthand reference to maps that create racial boundaries defining neighborhoods and are used in discriminatory ways to determine ownership and access to resources and services.

The presentation is led by Braden Crooks, who is a founding partner at Designing the We, a social impact design studio operating in community-driven social and economic development. From the FPL site, “the dtW team designs programs, policies and enterprises that grow local communities and global networks dealing with deep crises, from the history of Redlining to the future of work.”  A graduate of the MS Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons the New School for Design, Braden is on the Board of the New York State Sustainable Business Council.

Tonight, Thursday, February 3, by zoom (link is here) from 7-9 pm.

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