Want to learn about housing and community action?

On Thursday, September 7, starting at 6:30 PM, Temple Beth Zion (1566 Beacon Street, Brookline) is hosting, in their Sanctuary, two terrific authors…

  • Richard Rothstein, author of the recently-released “Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted under the Color of Law”, and
  • Karilyn Crockett, author of “People Before Highways,” a history of how neighborhoods in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville rose up in the 1960s to stop an interstate highway extension right through their neighborhoods

The panel will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Abdallah Fayyad from the Boston Globe.

Both Mr. Rothstein and Ms. Crockett have a lot for us to learn from about citizen action and housing.  Both their books show how community groups can fight back against policies that imposed racial segregation, and how to take responsibility for undoing America’s discriminatory role in housing in this country.

The event is open to all, but you do have to register.

United Parish, Temple Sinai, and the GBIO Brookline Team are co-hosting, along with Abundant Housing of MA, a statewide housing advocacy group.

The event is free, starting with a reception (hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer) at 6:30 in the Community Room, and the panel discussion beginning in the Sanctuary at 7:30 sharp.