Thank You!

Thank you for joining us for Invisible Lines — The Legacy of Redlining in Chicago on February 15, 2023. We hope you enjoyed the in-depth conversation that explored the ways that historic redlining has shaped our current state of housing and segregation across the Chicago region, as well as the work being done to address the impacts facing communities most affected. We hope you accept our challenge to consider how you can advance this work moving forward.

View photos from the in-person event on our Flickr page.

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Additional Resources

If you're interested in learning more about this topic, we recommend the following resources:

• WBEZ's Where Banks Don't Lend
• Metropolitan Planning Council's Cost of Segregation report
• Tonika Lewis Johnson's Folded Map Project
• Hyde Park Herald's Redefining Redlining with Amanda Williams
• The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University's The Plunder of Black Wealth
• The Federal Reserve of Chicago's New Evidence on Redlining by Federal Housing Programs in the 1930s

Featured Panelists

Commissioner Marisa Novara
City of Chicago Department of Housing
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Darlene Oliver Hightower, J.D.
President & CEO,
Metropolitan Planning Council
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Chris Brown
Director of Operations,
Southwest Organizing Project
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