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ZIP Code Matters: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

April 29, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT

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Did you know that your ZIP Code is the greatest predictor of how long you are expected to live? Not your blood pressure, not your cholesterol levels, not your genetics. Yes, your ZIP Code.
One’s ZIP Code has been shown to have a greater impact on health and well-being than one’s genetic code, affecting your access to education, transportation, and wealth. How is this possible? This documentary asked this question of the nation’s leading experts and got answers.
Join The Fair Housing Center for a special virtual screening of this new documentary, followed by a panel discussion to further explore how our life outcomes are shaped by where we live.
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Documentary features insight from leading experts including:
  • Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law; Sherrod Brown, United States Senator;
  • Stella Adams, Civil Rights Specialist;
  • Tiffany Manuel, Ph.D., Social Scientist;
  • Steve Dane, Dane Law LLC;
  • Sherrill Frost-Brown, National Fair Housing Alliance;
  • Jason Richardson, National Community Reinvestment Coalition;
  • Davon Russell, Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation;
  • Marie Flannery, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo;
  • Kendra N. Smith, Bon Secours Mercy Health;
  • Kate Sommerfeld, ProMedica.
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April 29
6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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