Richard Rothstein Visits Lexington This February

In partnership with the Lexington Community Land Trust and Wild Fig Coffee and Books, the Lexington Fair Housing Council will host a free, one-night only public lecture by acclaimed author Richard Rothstein. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Carrick Theater on Transylvania University’s campus. The doors will open at 7:00pm and the program will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

Dr. Rothstein will discuss his highly praised book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The book details how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Following Dr. Rothstein’s lecture will be a question and answer period and book signing. Books will be available for purchase that evening courtesy of Wild Fig Coffee and Books.

In light of our recently published report, “Mapping a Segregated City: The Growth of Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Poverty & Affluence in Lexington, 1970-2014,” Dr. Rothstein’s visit is very timely and will only enhance our continuing conversation regarding the segregated housing patterns that exist in our city.

If anyone requires access accommodations, please let us know by completing this online registration form.