The City of Culver City is updating its General Plan. In coordination with this effort, the City is hosting an exciting Speaker Series to discuss critical issues affecting the City, the region, and beyond. The topic of Discriminatory Land Use Policies will be address on Nov. 21 at 6 pm at Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City 90230
Please join us 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 History, African 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.
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.