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What is systemic racism? Learn more at these events

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Brooklyn Park, September 1, 2021  

Question: What is one example of how systemic racism has hurt people in Minnesota?

Answer: Discrimination in housing

The Diversity Book Club at Hennepin Technical College (HTC) invites you to attend unique and timely learning experiences. During two virtual events, the Book Club and attendees will watch excerpts from the film, Jim Crow of the North.

The film describes how decades of discrimination in housing that occurred in Minneapolis. With compelling and emotional interviews, the film examines the use of racial covenants and redlining practices. These forms of discrimination prohibited people of color, primarily Black people, from owning homes in specific neighborhoods in the city from the turn of the last century to the late 1960s. After we view brief portions of the film, we’ll engage in respectful discussions on the topic.

Jim Crow of the North: Film presentations and discussions

Friday, Sept. 10, 11am-12pm, Zoom
Part I

Friday, Sept. 17, 11am-12pm, Zoom
Part II

Sign up here to participate in these Zoom events. Note, you will need a StarID to participate.

This year’s HTC Diversity Book Club theme is the Geography of Inequality: Learning about Systemic Racism in MN. The topic for Fall Semester 2021 is racial disparities in Minneapolis based on racial covenants and redlining practices in housing. Using a multimedia approach and D2L Brightspace, participants will examine, discuss, and reflect through articles, videos, guest speakers, and historical site visits.

Last updated by mollihe : 2021-09-03 08:18:40