Redlining—the discriminatory practice by which banks refuse or limit mortgages to people of color, ethnic minorities and low-income workers within specific geographic areas—still defines much of where residents live or can live in Indianapolis. These federal government policies, established by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation in 1933, reinforced segregation and disinvestment in parts of the community, with ramifications felt today, particularly in black neighborhoods. In “Creating Equity Today,” Janis Bradly, Amy Nelson and Diana Rice-Wilkerson will decode redlining in today’s housing practices and will explore ways to create more equitable housing markets.
“Creating Equity Today” is a program of the 2020 Spirit & Place Festival and is the final event in the Indiana Historical Society’s Living the Legacy program, a series of community conversations that explores the legacy redlining. The series features interdisciplinary community discussions with advocates, leaders and scholars to examine the tangled roots of race, class and housing in Indianapolis and grapple with its consequences.
Note that this event takes place online and registration is required. To register, click on the RSVP button above or on the website link to the right.
Visit www.indianahistory.org to learn dates, descriptions and speakers for other conversations in the series. For more information, contact the Indiana Historical Society at 317.232.1882.
This program received support from an INcommon Grant, offered by Indiana Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.