Denver Study Group: The Real, Radical Legacy of Dr. King
While many people in power today would have us believe we live in a “post-racial” United States, the reality of housing segregation proves otherwise. A half century after the hard-won Fair Housing Act, numerous studies show housing in America is nearly as segregated as it was when it was passed. Housing inequality, though, is not just a holdover from the past. Working-class Black families and communities are actively being displaced by developers in cities and towns all across the country.
In Colorado, where renters have some of the worst protections in the country, renters--who are disproportionately Black due to historic discriminatory housing and banking policy--are subject to unsafe living conditions and retaliation for filing complaints or organizing against predatory landlords. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that housing is a part of the fight for racial equality.
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by studying the real, radical legacy of Dr. King--a legacy of struggle against all the evils of racism including slums, racist redlining and discriminatory housing policy. We will read about and discuss Dr. King's work with the Chicago Freedom Movement--a campaign to confront the issues faced by African-Americans living in urban areas throughout the Northern US--and the lessons we draw from his work today.
JOIN THE FIGHT FOR RENTERS' RIGHTS! This event is part of a campaign to advance the struggle for housing justice in Colorado.
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