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Housing and Racism in the Age of Trump Roundtable Discussion

Join us at the NPHM offices on May 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm for a roundtable discussion on housing policy, race, and racism in the age of Trump. The discussion will feature Glyn Robbins, author of There’s No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means for the UK, along with moderator Rob Chaskin, Professor & Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, and panelists Ianna Kachoris Ori, the Director, Strategy, Research Initiatives and Philanthropic Partnerships at UChicago Office of Civic Engagement, Janet Smith, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC, and our Associate Director, Robert Smith III.

The event will bring together Chicago's housing, research, and activist communities for a conversation about housing as a human right, in an era of populism and disinvestment in public housing policy and infrastructure.  

Based on field-research in eight US cities, Dr. Robbins discusses how the battles of working class communities in the US to save their homes are mirrored by the UK experience. These issues assume greater resonance in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump and the Grenfell Tower disaster. The panelists will look comparatively at the US and the UK, with particular attention to the public housing context in Chicago.