The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is pleased to announce that Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 project,” and Marla Newman, NLIHC board chair, will discuss “Racial Equity and Housing Justice During and After COVID-19” on July 7 at 2:00 pm ET.
This conversation will not be recorded or archived, so be sure to catch it live!
Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. Ms. Hannah-Jones is the creator and lead writer of the New York Times’ major multimedia initiative, “The 1619 Project.” Named for the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in America, the project features an ongoing series of essays and art on the relationship between slavery and everything from social infrastructure and segregation, to music and sugar—all by Black American authors, activists, journalists and more. Hannah-Jones wrote the project’s introductory essay, which ran under the powerful headline, “Our Democracy’s Founding Ideals Were False When They Were Written. Black Americans Have Fought to Make Them True.” The essay earned her a Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform,” and has won a Peabody, a Polk, and, for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city, a National Magazine Award. NLIHC bestowed its 2013 Media Award to Ms. Hannah-Jones and Jeff Larson of ProPublica for their series, “Living Apart: Fair Housing in America.” The NLIHC Media Award recognizes journalists who have made a dedicated effort to inform the public about the inequities in housing and to add to the understanding of the disparities between the well-housed and the poorly or un-housed. “Living Apart” was an investigation into housing discrimination and housing segregation in the U.S., as well as into the shortcomings of past fair housing laws.
Nikole Hannah-Jones’s perspective is critically important today, as police brutality towards Black Americans and the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color both reveal in stark relief our nation’s historical and ongoing systemic racism and discrimination. Nikole’s deep understanding of how our country’s housing injustice is driven by and fuels structural racism makes her an essential voice during this critical moment.
Join us for a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones on “Racial Equity and Housing Justice During and After COVID-19” on July 7 at 2:00 pm ET. Register at: https://bit.ly/3ew4Znc