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History of Redlining & Rochester Gentrification
March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
540WMain Communiversity presents:
History of Rochester Gentrification
Facilitated by educator Shane Wiegand of the City Roots Community Land Trust this workshop will explore and deconstruct the history of redlining, restrictive covenants, and racist/discriminatory housing practices throughout Rochester’s history of urban development.
How have these exploitative practices led to the disinvestment of the inner city, downtown; eventually leading to displacement in the present is just one of many essential questions that will be explored.
What individual and collective actions can we take today to dismantle and end systematic displacement of marginalized communities and persons of color?
Register and pay ($10) online
This class is open to all ages 4 grade and up
Open to all members of the community interested in learning more about the gentrification in Rochester in a historical context
ASL interpreting can be provided with at least 10 days advance novice. Once registered course fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied to a future class or event.
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(he/his/him) Shane Wiegand is a fourth grade teacher in the Rush Henrietta Central School District. He attended SUNY Geneseo and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Childhood and Special Education and a Master’s degree in Childhood Multicultural Education. Shane and his wife Jennie live in the Beechwood Neighborhood. Shane serves as treasurer on the board of the Beechwood Neighborhood Coalition, sits on the Connected Communities Housing Committee, and is the outreach chair of the City Roots Community Land Trust.