The Redress Movement 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.
These truths coupled with the extrajudicial killings of Michael Brown (2014), George Floyd (2020), and Breonna Taylor (2020) spurred thousands of marches and protests that helped conceive this organization
The Redress Movement will work with local communities to research and document the history of racial housing segregation in the area. We will organize alongside local activists and provide resources for research, and the assistance of a trained researcher.
We will share our popular education resources that have been developed and created to have conversations across the racial divide. We will work collaboratively with communities to build the public will for changes to redress and remedy the multigenerational impact of segregation.
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.
The Redress Movement Executive Committee includes prominent leaders from the following organizations:
The Redress Movement Chief Development Officer
Interim Executive Director
Field Organizing Director
Sr. Campaign Organizer, Charlotte
Sr. Campaign Organizer, Denver
Sr. Campaign Organizer, Milwaukee
Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF)
President and CEO
The Greenlining Institute
National Collaborative for Health Equity
Realtist, past President
National Association of Real Estate Brokers
Service Employees International Union Local 1021
Inclusive Communities Program, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
National Fair Housing Alliance
Chicago Community Trust