About The Redress Movement

HISTORY
& MISSION

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

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 alongside local citizen activists and provide resources for research, and the assistance of a trained researcher.

Educate

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.

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 Movement Chief Development Officer

Executive Leadership

Dr. Tiffany Manuel

Interim Executive Director

Organizing Team

John P. Comer

Field Organizing Director

Research Team

Reggie Jackson

Researcher

Research Team

Bo McMillan

Researcher

Research Team

Malik Jackson

Researcher

Organizing Team

Jasmine Wright

Sr. Campaign Organizer, Charlotte

Organizing Team

Kevin Patterson

Sr. Campaign Organizer, Denver

Organizing Team

Dynasty Ceasar

Sr. Campaign Organizer, Milwaukee

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 Movement 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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