Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Announces New Locations for the Undesign the Redline Exhibit

Traveling exhibit will be on display through December 2019 

CLEVELAND (April 9, 2019) – Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is proud to announce three new locations for the Undesign the Redline exhibit that will be accessible to the public. The traveling exhibit will be on display from April 15, 2019 through December 20, 2019. With the support of Enterprise Community Partners and Designing the WE, these new locations in Cleveland will increase visibility and promote ongoing facilitated dialogues about racial inequalities. 

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress received six (6) proposals in response to its RFP. These proposals were submitted by community development corporations, academic institutions, and community nonprofits throughout Cleveland. The Undesign the Redline exhibit was created by Designing the WE and has been hosted locally at Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corp. (MPNDC) by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Enterprise Community Partners since fall 2018. MPNDC will continue to host this exhibit through December 2019, while the traveling exhibit reaches new neighborhoods. 

Erika Anthony, Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy at Neighborhood Progress states, “Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is excited to continue our work towards operationalizing Racial Equity and Inclusion. It is important to acknowledge the pervasive government–sanction polices that led to housing discrimination, and we are honor to see the continued commitment from community partners to ‘undesign the redline.’ 

The three new locations for the Undesign the Redline exhibit are: 

April 15 - June 28, 2019 
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization & Cudell Improvement, Inc.
6016 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44102 
July 8 - Sept. 27, 2019 
YWCA of Greater Cleveland

4019 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 

Oct. 7 - Dec. 20, 2019 
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral – Commons
2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 

Find additional information about the locations and days of operations for the exhibits at 

Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit that connects discriminatory federal policies and practices from the 1930s to political and social issues of today. This interactive exhibit highlights the powerful narratives of the people and communities most affected by the legacy of redlining. Participants are invited to learn the history, interact with the stories, and invent the future of undoing structural inequities. 

Created by social impact firm Designing the WE, the interactive exhibit uses maps and other documentation to trace the enormous role that race played in determining where people were allowed to live and how government- sanctioned policies, such as “redlining,” created segregation and disinvestment in communities that continue to persist today. Undesign the Redline seeks to inspire a new conversation about how we can undesign these systems and policies with intentionality and urgency, and influence the pathways that lead to better outcomes in communities. 

Since January 2017, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress has led a citywide effort to build an inclusive, interdisciplinary coalition of civic stakeholders, community development practitioners, and grassroots leaders committed to advancing Racial Equity & Inclusion. To that end, the Undesign the Redline exhibit is a natural extension of the deeper awareness necessary to “undesign” the plethora of systems impacted by redlining. 

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