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JUST ACTION: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law

Social Justice

JUST ACTION: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law

A Conversation with Author Leah Rothstein

Friday, May 10, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors at 11:15am / Lunch at 11:30am / Forum begins 12:00pm

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"Race-specific problems require race-specific solutions." – Leah Rothstein

When author Richard Rothstein joined the City Club in 2017 for his book The Color of Law, he argued with exacting precision how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal level.

The Color of Law brilliantly recounted how government at all levels created segregation. Now, Just Action describes how we can begin to undo it. Just Action serves as a blueprint for concerned citizens and community leaders with programs that they can undertake in their own communities to address historical inequities. It provides bona fide answers, based on decades of study and experience, in a nation awash with memes and internet theories.

Join the City Club as we hear from Just Action co-author Leah Rothstein on how our communities can begin to undo segregation's damage.


After the forum, a book signing with the author will be available. ThirdSpace Reading Room will be on site for book sales.


Tickets are available for purchase online until Wednesday, May 8th at noon. For more information on registration, please contact Stacy Holmes at


The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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