Racial Equity and Real Estate Conversations

Racial Equity and Real Estate Conversations

A focus on homeownership and community development

CHIGAGO, IL— Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has launched a series of panel
discussions with thought leaders from around the country called “Racial Equity and Real Estate Conversations”. This year-long series is designed to shed light on the historical policies and practices of government and the private sector that led to some of the unequal outcomes that Cook County property owners experience today and seek solutions for changing the system. The previous two discussions have focused on the legacy of contract selling in Chicago and the impacts of over assessing low-income communities. Panelists have included social artist, Tonika Johnson, author Beryl Satter, and University of Chicago professor Christopher Berry, among others. More information on the program and previous events can be found here.

Event:  Racial Equity and Real Estate Conversation
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

The next virtual event will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and will focus on homeownership and community development. The panel, moderated by Fritz Kaegi, will include Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton Professor and author of Race for Profit:
How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Marisa Novara, Commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Housing, and David Doig, President of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives.
For all press inquiries contact Chief Communications Officer Scott Smith at
ssmith@cookcounty.assessor.com or 312.603.7322.

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