Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide

April 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UMSL, J.C. Penney Conference Center

Join the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council (EHOC) and For the Sake of All at the 2018 annual Fair Housing Conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

The conference features keynote speaker Richard Rothstein, author of bestselling book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

This full-day conference will feature the release of a new report produced by Arch City Defenders, Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis, EHOC, Empower Missouri, For the Sake of All, Team TIF, and others on how the history of housing and land use policies connects to the divisions our St. Louis region experiences today. Workshop sessions will focus on dismantling these divides with specific recommendations to promote fair housing and access to opportunity for the next 50 years.

Registration opens at 8:15 AM. Lunch is included.

All sessions will take place at UMSL in the J.C. Penney Conference Center. Parking will be available at UMSL. More details on parking will be provided to attendees prior to the conference.

Questions? Please contact Elisabeth Risch at 314-534-5800, ext. 7012 or

About the Keynote Speaker: Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at 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 recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation. The Color of Law was designated one of ten finalists on the National Book Awards’ long list for the best nonfiction book of 2017.

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