Tracing the Legacy of Housing Discrimination in NYC

When: Thursday, May 14, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Price: Free. 1.5 CTLE Hours. RSVP required.
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)

The Museum of the City of New York is a CTLE certified provider. Participation in this program provides 1.5 CTLE hours.

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 will be conducted via Zoom; participants will need an internet-accessible device with audio capability to attend. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day prior to their session.  

This workshop will be offered twice, from 4–5:30pm on Tuesday, May 12 and repeated from 5–6:30pm on Thursday, May 14.*

*Use the “Register” link above to register for the Thurs, May 14, 5–6:30pm timeslot. Click here to register for the session on Tuesday, May 12. 

1.5 CTLE Hours

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

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

Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, An Anonymous Family Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The New York Community Trust, Zegar Family Foundation, Charles H. Revson Foundation, and Blair and Cheryl Effron.  

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

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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