Events

Check back soon for more exciting events from the community foundation.

Meanwhile, watch the replay of our latest Understanding Hampton Roads event featuring author Richard Rothstein.

The Color of Law: A Virtual Evening with Richard Rothstein

Author Richard Rothstein takes a bold stance on neighborhood segregation in America in his latest book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

In the book, Rothstein documents how American cities became so racially divided and examines how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation.

Rothstein discussed the book at a public lecture online February 25, 2021. This event was previously postponed from April 2020 due to COVID-19.

Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He also is a Senior Fellow, emeritus, of both the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley).

The program also featured local panelists who will discuss neighborhood segregation in Hampton Roads:

Dr. Johnny Finn, Associate Professor of Geography at Christopher Newport University

Eugenia Jackson, President of the Hampton Roads Association of Real Estate Brokers

With Moderator: Attorney Jamilah LeCruise, Immediate Past-President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association

The program is part of the Understanding Hampton Roads series sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.