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Writers LIVE! Richard Rothstein & Leah Rothstein

Bestselling author Richard Rothstein (The Color of Law) and housing policy consultant Leah Rothstein will offer their thoughts on how to contest local, state, and federal housing policies that continue to uphold inequality and residential segregation.  Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein will be joined in conversation by Baltimore City School Board Commissioner Ashley Esposito. 

Richard Rothstein is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Leah Rothstein is a housing policy consultant.  She's worked with nonprofit housing developers, cities and counties, redevelopment agencies, and private firms on community development and affordable housing policy, practice, and finance.

Ashley Esposito is a commissioner for Baltimore City Public Schools.  She has worked as an IT professional and in communications. 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here. 
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 
  • Books sales provided by Urban Reads Bookstore

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Book Discussions, Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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