St. A’s forum to probe government’s role in housing segregation

Virtual event to feature discussion of how to remediate policies

Richard Rothstein, author of ‘The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.’

Author Richard Rothstein will discuss his book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” in a virtual event being presented Tuesday, Sept. 22, by St. Anselm College’s Center for Ethics in Business and Governance.

The event, sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Chinburg Properties, will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required through Eventbrite, Over 650 people have already registered for the event, officials said.

Rothstein is Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and am emeritus Senior Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

“The Color of Law” examines how federal, state and local policies explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation.

Joining Rothstein on the panel will be:

  • Sarah Mattson Dustin, who will moderate the discussion, is a legal aid lawyer and executive director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance
  • State Rep. Charlotte DiLorenzo, a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House from Newmarket since 2016 and winner of the 2018 Home Matters NH Award from Housing Action NH
  • Dr. Marie Ramas, physician and medical director of GateHouse Treatment Center, which is charged with developing an integrated primary care model for adults with substance use disorder
  • Ryan Terrell, founder of TRYBE, a textured hair care brand made to increase diversity and inclusion in the professional salon industry. He is currently running for state representative as a Republican in Nashua.
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