Tracing the Legacy of Housing Discrimination in NYC

When: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:00pm

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Two maps of New York City – one a residential zoning map used by banks in the 1930s and the other an artistic rendering from 2019 – that offer two different looks at economic disparities in the city. o images is in the email that accompanies this request.
Image, left: Residential Security Map for Section 1, Uptown Manhattan. Home Owners’ Loan Corporation, April 1, 1938. Courtesy National Archives, Washington, D.C. Image, right: Herwig Scherabon. Landscapes of Inequality: New York City No. 2, 2019. (Detail)


Tracing the Legacy of Housing Discrimination in NYC 

Join us for this free online workshop exploring the history and legacy of housing discrimination in New York City and examining how activists mobilized to fight for equal housing rights.  

Explore online resources from our exhibitions Activist New York and Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers and leave with ideas for bringing this learning into your digital classroom. 

This workshop is geared towards educators but is open to all with interest in the topic.

Click here to see a resource sheet for this workshop highlighting featured MCNY exhibitions and sources, as well as suggested readings for further exploration.

This is the first event in our three-part fall workshop series Examining Equity in NYC. Click here to see the full series.  

Eligible participants will receive a CTLE certificate for 1.5 hours of professional development after completion of this workshop.   

This lecture will be broadcast via Zoom; participants will need an internet-accessible device with audio capability to attend. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.  



Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.  

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Education programs featuring Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers are made possible in part by The New York Community Trust.  

Professional Learning programs are made possible in part by …a chance… fund, inc. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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