Racial segregation and housing in Piedmont: How did we get here? What can we do about it?

Piedmont students during a Black Lives Matter protest this summer

As part of the ongoing struggle to achieve racial equity and justice, integrating and diversifying our neighborhoods are essential tasks. A recent UC Berkeley report on Racial Segregation in the SF Bay Area demonstrates that residential segregation is alive and well in the Bay Area. How did we get here? What can we do about it?

Join us for a free Zoom panel on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. addressing the history of racial segregation and housing in Piedmont, and steps that our city can take to achieve a more equitable future. Sign up HERE.

The panel will feature housing experts, who happen to live right here in our backyard, including Carol Galante, who was the Assistant Secretary for Housing at the US Depart of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy under the Obama Administration.

Speakers:

Gloria Bruce
Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO). EBHO is the leading advocacy coalition promoting affordable housing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Irene Cheng
Associate Professor, California College of the Arts, and co-editor, Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Carol Galante
I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, UC Berkeley, and Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Former Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama

Moderated by Sarah Karlinsky, Senior Policy Advisor, SPUR (the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)

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