January 28, 2021
A Steady Habit of Segregation: History of Segregation in Hartford County
Part I will explore the history of government policies that contributed to residential segregation, both statewide and in Hartford County. This session will feature a presentation by writer Susan Eaton, author of the recent report, A Steady Habit of Segregation, examining how the Hartford region became one of the most segregated in the nation. We will also hear from current and former Hartford residents about their own experiences.
February 9, 2021
The Impact of Segregation and Reparative Strategies
Part II will explore the impact of segregation and innovative strategies being used around the country to counteract it. We will consider the role of towns, regions, and the state in "unwinding" segregation, with a particular focus on the role the creation of mixed-income communities, can play in fostering a more equitable and sustainable Hartford region. Moderated by Cara McClellan of the NAAPC Legal Defense Fund (LDF), speakers include Ashley Blount also of NAACP LDF, Jennifer Rangel of the Inclusive Communities Project in Dallas, Professor Anika Singh Lemar of Yale Law School, Philip Tegeler of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and OCA’s own Taniqua Huguley and Erin Boggs.
- A Steady Habit of Segregation: The Origins and Continuing Harm of Separate and Unequal Housing and Public Schools in Metropolitan Hartford, Connecticut
- Opportunity Maps
- Out of Balance Report
- Putting Fair Housing Laws To Work for You: A Step by Step Guide
- Where Do We Go From Here? The movement from school desegregation and equity in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Educational Equity: Sheff v O’Neil
- Sheff v. O’Neil resource page
- A Fair Share Housing Model for Connecticut
- On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs, Trinity College
- Race for Profit By Keeanga-Yamhtta Taylor
- The Color of Law By Richard Rothstein