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Speaker Series Event on November 21 6:00-7:30 PM

Updated: 11/14/2019

Culver City Speaker Series: Discriminatory Land Use Policies; Richard Rothstein, John Kent, and Kelly Lytle Hernandez; 6 PM 11.21.19 Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

The City of Culver City is hosting an exciting Speaker Series on critical issues affecting Culver City, the region, and beyond. The City's General Plan Update will set a vision, goals, and policies around these topics. Attending the series of events offers an opportunity to learn about, reflect on, and discuss these issues during the update. Topics include mobility, urban design, social equity, housing affordability, emergency preparedness, dynamic parking pricing, healthy communities, and much more to come. The entire community is invited to join the discussion! Access a written summary and video link of past events on the Speaker Series page.

Please join us on Thursday, November 21, to hear Richard Rothstein discuss how local, state, and federal policies racially segregated cities across the nation. He’ll talk about the challenges and opportunities ahead to fix the ongoing impacts of those policies, some of which are still in place. John Kent will discuss Culver City’s founding as a whites-only town and offer insight into how national racial policies were applied and implemented here. Following the presentations, Kelly Lytle Hernández and Council Member Daniel Lee will join the presenters in a discussion.

Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. John Kent is the author of the StreetsblogLA article “The Hidden History of Culver City Racism,” a Culver City resident, and a Vietnam War veteran. Kelly Lytle Hernández is a Professor of HistoryAfrican American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA, the Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair of History, Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Director of Million Dollar Hoods, a 2019 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and a Culver City resident.

Complimentary on-site child care can be arranged in advance. Please RSVP for this event.

This Speaker Series event will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Antioch University Los Angeles, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230. Come early to have Richard Rothstein sign your copy of The Color of Law from 5:30 - 6:00 pm before the presentation. He will also stay after the presentation to sign copies from 7:30 - 8:00 pm. Book Soup will be on-site with copies for sale. 

With frequent and direct connection to the Expo line, a Culver CityBus can make it easy to attend! Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. Antioch University Los Angeles is located a short walk from Culver CityBus line 3. Bike racks are available on-site. For those arriving by car, please refer to these driving and parking instructions. Attendees will receive validated parking passes for the on-site garage at the event sign-in table. Levels P2 through P6 of the parking structure have accessible parking and Level P4 has direct access to the campus courtyard and venue. Street parking is a 5-10 minute walk from the campus along a route that includes a staircase. Please refer to this map to find street parking within walking distance of the venue