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 citizen 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
Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors
Founding President (Retired, now consultant)
Inclusive Communities Project of Dallas
Founding Team Member
The Redress Movement
Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Center and Board Member
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
President and CEO
The Greenlining Institute
LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute
Realtor, immediate past president
National Association of Real Estate Brokers (African American realtor association)
Deputy Executive Director
SEIU Local 121
(acting CRRS administrator) Senior Administrator, Inclusive Communities Program
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Habitat for Humanity International
Steering Committee Co-Chair
Vice Chair, Executive Committee of NMRRS as well as the Author of The Color of Law
Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center