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Evanston

Walk/Roll the Redline

Explore the history of redlining and the future of affordable, fair housing at this community event to raise funds, awareness, and activation for housing justice on the North Shore.

Walk/Roll the Redline
Walk/Roll the Redline

Horario y ubicación

27 abr 2024, 14:00 – 16:30

Evanston, 1901 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA

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On Saturday, April 27th, 2024, from 2:00-4:30 pm, our community will gather in Twiggs Park, Evanston then walk a route through Evanston's 5th ward to raise funds, awareness, and activation for housing justice in our communities.

Background on redlining and info on the event:

Redlining was a historical practice where officials drew maps in red around neighborhoods of color and denied housing investment there. This discriminatory practice caused segregation and disinvestment in Evanston’s 5th ward that still impacts us today, decades after redlining was made illegal with the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.

At our April Fair Housing Month community event, participants will walk, roll, or stroll along an educational route through Evanston's 5th ward to learn the impact discriminatory housing policies had on our community and how they continue to show up in harmful new ways. Educational displays along the route will also celebrate Black Evanstonians' contributions to our community, highlight local Black-owned businesses, and demonstrate ways to take action for housing justice today.

Your generous participation supports our mission to: - Stand up for people experiencing housing discrimination

- Increase housing accessibility

- Help neighbors keep their stable homes and prevent homelessness

- Advocate for local housing justice

- Create communities we can all call home

You can make a one-time donation, monthly contribution, or set up a personal or team fundraising page to gather sponsors to support your walk and raise more funds and awareness about the need for housing justice in our communities.

Our mission: Open Communities works to eradicate housing discrimination and unjust practices that perpetuate segregation and inequity. We foster thriving, inclusive communities through fair housing enforcement, housing counseling, education, outreach, and advocacy.

Together, we can create communities where we can all live and thrive.

Thank you for your support!!

- The Open Communities Team

www.open-communities.org

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