Program Type:Civic Engagement, History, Lectures and Presentations, Older Adults
Ideal Ages:18 and up
Before redlining in Denver, neighborhood groups enforced segregation in the city through racial violence and the creation of racial covenants. We will learn about the history of that racial violence as well as the ways some neighborhood groups, including in Park Hill, fought back against segregation.
The Redress Movement envisions a society where the harm done through segregation has been remedied and repaired, where all of our citizens live in well-resourced neighborhoods, all of our community members have equal access to home ownership, and where what zip code you were born into no longer determines the shape of your life.
This three-part discussion series highlights the Redress Movement’s efforts to combine archival materials in DPL’s collections with other existing sources to produce a detailed local history of segregation in Denver. Each event proceeds chronologically through various eras of that history from the early twentieth century to now. But each event will also be designed so that those only unable to attend every discussion will still be able to understand how the material covered corresponds to the larger timeline of segregation discussed in the series. Redress Movement senior campaign organizer Kevin Patterson, who will deliver the programming, will also be able to speak to attendees about how to get involved in local efforts to redress segregation.