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.
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.
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.
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 Project Chief Development Officer
Interim Executive Director
National Field Organizing Director
Charlotte Sr. Campaign Organizer
Denver Sr. Campaign Organizer
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