NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 25, 2018) – On Thursday, Nov. 1, Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) and Designing the WE will host a public opening reception at the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design for Undesign the Redline.
Created by social impact firm Designing the WE, in partnership with Enterprise, the interactive exhibit uses powerful narratives of people and communities, maps and other documentation to trace the enormous role that race played in determining where people were allowed to live, and how government policy going back to the 1930s, known as “redlining,” created segregation and disinvestment in communities that continue to persist to this day. The exhibit is being brought to New Orleans with generous financial sponsorship from the Foundation for Louisiana, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Fidelity Bank, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership and Coats Rose.
“Undesign the Redline is a powerful way to engage with history, to examine how racist policies from decades ago still impact our communities today and to inspire action toward creating communities of equal opportunity that promote health, resilience and well-being for all,” said Michelle Whetten, Enterprise vice president and Gulf Coast market leader. “In addition to the financial sponsors, we thank The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, Sue Mobley, Shana M. Griffin, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance for guidance and support.”
Read the full press release here.