U. S. Housing Discrimination ~ a Maine Humanities Program

Tuesday October 9     7:00 pm

Sarah SchindlerSarah Schindler will speak on U.S. Housing Discrimination

A few months after Congress passed the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act law directing the federal government to dismantle segregation in the nation’s housing, President Nixon’s housing chief George Romney, began plotting a stealth campaign to derail it.

The history of housing discrimination in the U.S., is deeply ingrained in our national psyche.  University of Maine Law School Professor Sarah Schindler will speak on “Housing Discrimination” at the South Berwick Public Library.

The talk will include topics like racial zoning, racially restrictive covenants, and redlining—the practice whereby lenders refuse to extend credit to people who live in certain low-income communities. Part of “The World in Your Library” Maine Humanities program, in the South Berwick Public Library and D. A. Hurd Library in North Berwick this fall.

 

People holding signs protesting integration of a white neighborhood

Professor Schindler is quickly earning a national reputation for her scholarship, which focuses on the intersection of sustainable development and land use law. Two of her recent articles, “Architectural Exclusion” (Yale Law Journal) and “Banning Lawns” (George Washington Law Review) were competitively selected for presentation at the Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Scholarship at Columbia Law School. Another, “Of Backyard Chickens and Front-yard Gardens: The Conflict Between Local Governments and Locavores” (Tulane Law Review), was selected to be reprinted in the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, an annual, peer-selected compendium of the ten best land use and environmental law articles of the year.

She was also named as Pace Environmental Law Center’s Distinguished Young Scholar of 2013. Her articles are widely praised as creative and insightful additions to the fields of local government and land use law.our national psyche.

University of Maine Law School Professor Sarah Schindler will speak on “Housing Discrimination” at the South Berwick Public Library.

Two houses for sale in segregated neighborhood

The talk will include topics like racial zoning, racially restrictive covenants, and redlining—the practice whereby lenders refuse to extend credit to people who live in certain low-income communities.

 

 

Other programs in the series will be held at D. A. Hurd Library in North Berwick as follows:

September 20 6:00 pm: 

DornFor the Common Good: a New History of Higher Education in America ~ Charles Dorn at the D. A. Hurd Library in North Berwick.

 

 

 

Sherri Mitchell ~ Indigenous Rights Attorney, Executive director of the Land Peace Foundation and Author

Sherri Mitchell

Date and Time to be announced