Constance Baker Motley Series: Segregated Communities and Opportunity (EMS200812)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


Access Recording
CBA-CBF-webThe Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality is presented by the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in collaboration and co-sponsorship Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) and James W. Cooper Fellows

About the Program

This 90-minute seminar uses maps, original photographs, and oral histories to explain how 100 years of discriminatory land use and development policy built and maintains our segregated state. The seminar will also examine the lasting effect these policies have on housing choice and the lives of people of color, particularly lower income Black and Latino families, who have few options to move to areas with high performing schools and safe neighborhoods. The programming is Connecticut-specific and demonstrates how national level policy and funding continue to influence local development and the lives of Connecticut residents.

You Will Learn

  • How systemic racist policies and practices have limited choices for Black and Latino families and siphoned critical resources from communities of color
  • From people who have been directly affected by decisions which many believed would give all Connecticut residents access to the housing of their choice but have instead increased segregation
  • The changes in housing policy necessary to ensure that every community is a community of opportunity

Who Should Attend

Land use attorneys; municipal attorneys; fair housing attorneys; anti-discrimination attorneys; anyone interested in promoting integration and eliminating systemic racism.


(Includes electronic materials)


Erin Boggs Erin Boggs
Open Communities Alliance, Hartford

Lonnie Braxton Lonnie Braxton II
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Norwich

Arthur Gailes Arthur Gailes
Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

AJ Johnson Pastor AJ Johnson
Center for Leadership and Justice; Urban Hope Refuge Church, Hartford

Erin E. Kemple
Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Hartford

!No-Headshot Sophia Lopez
Trinity College, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 1.5 CLE Credits (1.5 Ethics)
NY: 1.5 CLE Credits (1.5 D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program may qualify for transitional and/or non-transitional CLE credits. Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive video conference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

* Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided. If the seminar is recorded, all registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program.


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