Today, housing discrimination based on race or ethnicity is against the law. In recent history, it was required.

Please join us for a riveting presentation by Richard Rothstein—renowned author of The Color of Law and Thurgood Marshall Fellow of the NAACP—as he explores how federal, state, and local governments systematically and intentionally imposed residential segregation in American cities from Boston to San Francisco. The hidden history of this officially sanctioned and mandated discrimination in housing has direct implications for how we address the racial and other divisions pulling at our communities today.

Introduced by California State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin.

Moderated by Nicole Fernandez, Chair, San Mateo County Democrats.

A Q&A and reception to follow the talk.

Translation services will be available./

Los servicios de traducción estarán disponibles.

An RSVP through the below Eventbrite link is greatly appreciated:

Financial Sponsors

The Working Families Alliance and the San Mateo County Faith Leaders’ Solidarity Network.

Other Sponsors

One San Mateo, Housing Leadership Council, San Mateo NAACP, Housing For All Burlingame, DSA, Peninsula For Everyone, Peninsula Young Democrats, Menlo Together, Faith in Action Bay Area, Tech Equity Collaborative, and Palo Alto Forward.


  • Occurred Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Congregational Church of San Mateo

225 Tilton Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

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