Boston Bar Annual Meeting
Educate. Engage. Empower.
The 2019 Annual Meeting breakfast brought together Boston Bar members, their friends & colleagues, and leaders from area non-profits, government agencies, corporations, and a variety of professional sectors throughout the Commonwealth. The BBA Annual Meeting was a morning of important and insightful discussion on the history of housing and segregation in 20th century America.
Mr. Rothstein spoke about his 2017 book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. He discussed how decades of local, state, and federal housing policies that mandated segregation created a racial and cultural divide, and continue to have enormous and lasting impacts on American society today. In his book, Mr. Rothstein notes, “The segregation of our metropolitan areas today leads … to stagnant inequality.”
Thank you to those who joined us for this year’s BBA Annual Meeting.
The BBA presented the 2019 John G. Brooks Legal Services Award to four area organizations working together to fight housing displacement:
Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute
Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. The book expands upon and provides a national perspective on his recent work that has documented the history of state-sponsored residential segregation, as in his report, The Making of Ferguson. He is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008) and Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004). He is also the author of The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003).
M. Patrick Moore
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Carla M. Moynihan
Sherin & Lodgen
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