EventsDemystifying Affordable Housing Through A Racial Justice Lens; Part 1: How We Got Here

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Demystifying Affordable Housing Through A Racial Justice Lens; Part 1: How We Got Here

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Finding affordable housing in Marin County is difficult for everyone. But for Black, Brown, Indigenous people and Immigrants who intersect these identities, the quest to obtain affordable housing comes with additional pitfalls that are rooted in our county's (and our country's) history. How did this reality come to be and what are the unseen factors contributing to this crisis? In this series, Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Marin and Marin County Free Libraries are teaming up to explore our difficult history with race and housing by looking at the issues in front of us, the history behind them, and possible solutions to this growing problem all through the lens of Social Justice.

In our first program in the series: How We Got Here, we'll watch the third episode of the PBS series, Race: The Power of an Illusion, called "The House We Live In" followed by a discussion with a panel of speakers who have worked on the front lines to open up pathways for those who have been traditionally shut out of affordable housing in the Bay Area.

Register on Zoom to reserve a space for this event. You will be emailed the zoom information for this program prior to the start of the event.

This online event series is generously supported by SURJ Marin and the Friends of the Fairfax Library.

Want to learn more about these issues?  We have book and resource lists for each program that can help you better understand the issues surrounding housing equality in the United States and in Marin!

For disability accommodations please phone 415-473-3220 (Voice), CA Relay 711, or e-mail at least five business days in advance of the event. The County will do its best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days’ notice. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

Suitable for:
Teens (12-18 yrs).
Presentations & Workshops.

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