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FedTalk: Connecting the Dots... Redlining and the CRA in the Community

Undesign the Redline Presentations

In alignment with the Program on Economic Inclusion, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is hosting a series of events with Braden Crooks from designing the WE. The Undesign the Redline Virtual Presentation series will cover topics related to the history of redlining and its impact today.

Join us as we continue the conversation from our FedTalk: Connecting the Dots... Redlining and the CRA in the Community to learn about ways to undesign the redline.

  • March 23rd Registration: Responses to Housing Discrimination: The Community Reinvestment Act and Fair Housing History
  • April 1st Registration: An Ecology of Crises: The Situation Today in Covid, Climate, Health, Policing, and Housing
  • April 6th Registration: Pathways for Undesigning: Solutions, Process, and Ways Forward for Repairing this History


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At our December FedTalk, we discussed some ways the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) can be leveraged for greater impact. The law was established more than 40 years ago to prevent redlining, the discriminatory practice of denying people access to credit based on race. Now, the Fed is seeking to modernize the rules it uses to implement CRA, so we are continuing the conversation about this landmark legislation.

February’s FedTalk will focus on CRA ties to redlining, the impact in the community, and how people (maybe you) can address redlining and its consequences today.

A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Noon to 1:30 pm EST

Introduction: Miles Senior - Credit Risk Analyst II, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Moderator: Bonnie Blankenship - Regional Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Our panelists: