Redlining and Opportunity360 (recording)

2019
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Have you seen an "Undesign the Redline" exhibit? Created by social impact firm Designing the We, the popular interactive exhibit uses maps and other historical documentation to trace the enormous role that race played in determining where people were allowed to live. It demonstrates how government policy, known as “redlining,” created segregation and disinvestment in communities that persists to this day.

Enterprise Community Partners sponsored Undesign the Redline exhibits in cities across the U.S., including Denver and Cleveland. Opportunity360 provided additional maps showing the impacts of redlining on health, economic security, mobility, education and housing outcomes for each city.

In this one-hour webinar, we hear from Braden Crooks, co-founder of Designing the We, members of the Enterprise teams in Denver and Cleveland, and representatives from community groups who assisted with the planning and implementation of the exhibit. We discuss patterns noticed in each city between historic redlining of the 30's and current measures of opportunity in Opportunity360, the community's response to the exhibit, and the impact that the exhibit has had on the community groups involved.

Note: The I am Denver Storytelling Project videos mentioned by presenter Rowena Alegria can be found here