About The Redress Movement

HISTORY
& MISSION

The Redress Project initially emerged in response to Richard Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law, which comprehensively documents the intentional laws, covenants and processes that created housing segregation along with other seminal works published in recent years that provided a deeper, national understanding of the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow.

These truths coupled with the killings of Michael Brown, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor that spurred thousands of marches and protests helped to conceive the organization.

Strategy

Investigate
& Document

The Redress Movement will work with local communities to research and document the history of racial housing segregation in the area. We will organize citizen activists and young people to do the research providing them with the assistance of a trained researcher.

Educate

We will conduct extensive community education about that history and the impact of segregation. We will work to bring communities together across racial divides and build public will for changes to redress the multi-generational impact of segregation.

Organize

Finally, we will move people into non-violent action campaigns to win reforms that significantly improve the lives of African American families. The goal is to move large numbers of local people into effective action to win reforms that have specific, significant, and scalable impact and establish a model for what can be done across the country.

WHO WE ARE

The Redress Movement Executive Committee includes prominent leaders from the following organizations:

Executive Leadership

Michael Ansara

The Redress Project Chief Development Officer

Executive Leadership

Dr. Tiffany Manuel

Interim Executive Director

Organizing Team

John P. Comer

National Field Organizing Director

Research Team

Reggie Jackson

Researcher

Research Team

Bo McMillan

Researcher

Organizing Team

Jasmine Wright

Charlotte Sr. Campaign Organizer

Organizing Team

Kevin Patterson

Denver Sr. Campaign Organizer

Research Team

Malik Jackson

Researcher

STEERING committee

Amanda Lankerd

CEO

Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors

Betsy Julian

Founding President (Retired, now consultant)

Inclusive Communities Project of Dallas

Carrie Crespo

Founding Team Member

The Redress Movement

Cashauna Hill

Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Center and Board Member

NFHA

Damon Hewitt

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Debra Gore-Mann

President and CEO

The Greenlining Institute

Dr. Tiffany Manuel

Interim Executive Director

Janell Byrd-Chichester

Director

LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute

Jeffrey Hicks

Realtor, immediate past president

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (African American realtor association)

Executive committee

Cashauna Hill

Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Center and Board Member

NFHA

Debra Gore-Mann

President and CEO

The Greenlining Institute

Dr. Tiffany Manuel

Interim Executive Director

Josie Mooney

Deputy Executive Director

SEIU Local 121

Kori Schneider Peragine

(acting CRRS administrator) Senior Administrator, Inclusive Communities Program

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Michael Ansara

The Redress Project Chief Development Officer

Natosha Reid Rice

Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Habitat for Humanity International

Richard Rothstein

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Vice Chair, Executive Committee of NMRRS as well as the Author of The Color of Law

Sarah Carthen Watson

Legal Director

Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center


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