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“The Impact of Discrimination in Housing,” is Final Session in Community Series, The Start of Change: Addressing Racism
October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
“The Start of Change: Addressing Racism,” a collaborative six-part series from New Canaan Library, New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, New Canaan Community Foundation, and the Interfaith Council, offers its final session on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 PM. Join Erin Boggs, Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance, as she speaks on the topic “The Impact of Discrimination in Housing” via Zoom videoconference.
Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. “The Start of Change” series is also supported by the generosity of community partners Grace Farms Foundation and B Kind.
How does housing in Connecticut stand in terms of open access and freedom from discriminatory hurdles? In this sixth and final session, Erin Boggs, Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance, will discuss the history of segregation in Connecticut, where we stand today with regard to segregation and access to opportunity, and potential solutions in the state and locally.
Erin Boggs has worked on issues of equity, particularly in the context of housing, for almost 20 years. After dedicating years to a range of fair housing issues, such as the foreclosure crisis, housing challenges for people with disabilities, and discrimination based on a range of characteristics such as the presence of children, the use of government housing subsidies, and race and ethnicity, Ms. Boggs recognized the need for an organization specifically focused on the intersection of inequality and geography. Ms. Boggs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Georgetown University School of Law.