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How Fair Housing Benefits Women
November 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Featuring Gail Schechter, Executive Director of H.O.M.E. …
Not that long ago, Black people were kept out of tony North Shore communities by a web of racist laws and practices. In the early 1960’s this spawned the North Shore Summer Project, a grassroots campaign founded by ordinary people determined to end housing discrimination. Their tireless persistence drew the attention of the larger Civil Rights Movement, and in July 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a gathering of 10,000 on the Winnetka Village Green in support of open and fair housing markets. Not long after, federal fair housing legislation was enacted.
Gail Schechter has devoted her life to the cause of fair housing and equal rights. As Executive Director of H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly), she works to provide intergenerational housing and support services for low-income seniors throughout the City of Chicago. And as a leader of The Justice Project: The March Continues, she works to continue the legacy of the brave people who fought to integrate the North Shore.
Racist practices always disproportionately harm women, and there’s nobody better than Gail to explain the impacts. Please join us for our November chapter meeting for this invaluable opportunity to meet Ms. Schechter and help make our feminist movement truly intersectional.
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