Tue, Jul 09|
Ygnacio Valley Library - Contra Costa Co
SPECIAL MEETING: Continuing the Conversation on Race, a presentation by Stephen Menendian
Come hear about the jaw-dropping new report by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society from the Assistant Director, Stephen Menendian
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ygnacio Valley Library - Contra Costa Co, 2661 Oak Grove Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
About The Event
If you attended the Conversation on Race with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier in April...
You heard Stephen Menendian, Assistant Director and Director of Research at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, talk about Residential Racial Segregation in the SF Bay Area.
You saw him present his jaw-dropping slides.
He had only a few minutes then, but now he'll have more time to present the full Haas Report and answer our questions.
From The Haas Report:
"Segregation is one of our nation’s most enduring and intractable problems. More than 60 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision denounced racial segregation in primary and secondary public schools, and 50 years since the enactment of the federal Fair Housing Act, our neighborhoods and schools have yet to reflect the rich diversity of our nation as a whole. Given the seriousness of the problem of racial segregation as a cause of racial inequality and the complexities in understanding the nature of this problem, the Haas Institute is launching a series of briefs that will attempt to illuminate these patterns and demystify the reality of segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area."
Part 1: Segregation
Part 2: Demographics
Part 3: Measuring Segregation
About Mr. Menendian:
- Assistant Director and Director of Research at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
- Oversees the Institute's research initiatives and ongoing projects
- Leads the Inclusiveness Index initiative, fair housing policy and opportunity mapping project with the Equity Metrics team
- His research focuses on the mechanisms of inter-group inequality, "othering," structural racism, and the design of effective equity interventions as permitted by law
- Author of many law review and journal articles, scholarly publications, and contributions to the Berkeley Blog
- Co-author of amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court, such as in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. the Inclusive Communities Project, cited by the Supreme Court in a landmark decision recognizing disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act
- He has trained policymakers, businesses, and other institutions on diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action practices, policies, and compliance