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The Impact of Discrimination in Housing

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join the conversation on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 PM EST when Erin Boggs, Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance, will discuss the “The Impact of Discrimination in Housing”, session six of the six-part series The Start of Change: Addressing Racism.

How does housing in Connecticut stand in terms of open access and freedom from discriminatory hurdles?  Join us for the sixth and final session in the Start of Change series, when 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.


New Canaan Library, New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, New Canaan Community Foundation,  Interfaith Council of New Canaan, and the Grace Farms Foundation are collaborating to co-host an important series to address our community’s understanding of race and racism. “The Start of Change: Addressing Racism” is a six-part series, designed to bring our community together in developing a common understanding of the history, policy, and experiences shaping present-day discussions of race.


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.


October 27, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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