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Part IV: Disparities In Housing | Challenging Perceptions

Richmond housing project

Why are neighborhoods segregated? 

Safe housing is a cornerstone to healthy living and home ownership has been a cornerstone for wealth building in America. In this discussion, we will explore how systemic policies rooted in racist agendas have limited Black and African American access to safe and affordable housing as well as home ownership.

Register to join the Zoom discussion on Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m. and watch on broadcast Thursday, December 3 at 9 p.m.

Moderator  - Adrienne Cole Johnson, MSW, Social Entrepreneur, Educational Leader, Businesswoman and Community Advocate

Expert panelists to be announced.

Attendees are asked to listen to Mapping Projects Show Lasting Impact Of Redlining, Racial Covenants In Virginia and Indelible Roots: Historic Fulton and Urban Renewal before the discussion and bring reflections to engage in a thoughtful conversation. We also recommend exploring the series The Reimagining of Friendship Court

Zoom Discussion

Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m.

Separate registration for each panel discussion is required. There is space for only 450 participants to provide an engaging experience. A link to the Zoom discussion is shared with participants two days before the event. Each discussion is edited to a one hour program for broadcast.


Thursday, December 3 at 9 p.m.

Further the conversation with family and friends by watching the broadcast on VPM PBS and Facebook Live. 

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In this VPM virtual discussion series, community experts and participants will explore:

  • **Richmond's history of systemic racism and its impact on our current culture
  • **Systemic racism's influence over systems, processes and procedures
  • **Disparities in health, education, housing, policing and wealth building in Black communities are rooted in systemic racism
  • **New ways to absorb information about unjust systems and encourage authentic conversations with your families and peer groups.


Continue the conversation on social media with #VPMtalk.