The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan
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Open to all staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations and invited guests

A conversation with author Richard Rothstein

Presented by CCP's Fairfield County Funder Network in partnership with Open Communities Alliance

Please note that this a change in date from the originally scheduled Fairfield County Funder Network Meeting - all CCP members are invited to join in the conversation.

In his groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein makes it clear that segregation was the result of local, state and federal laws that promoted discrimination and that those patterns continue today. Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, states “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book.”

Richard's talk will be followed by a Q&A and Panel discussion.

Read the book review of Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law >>


A panel of funders and housing experts will complement Mr. Rothstein’s talk and help put a Connecticut lens on the issues. Panelists will include:

Don Chen
Director, Equitable Development
Ford Foundation


R. David Addams
Executive Director
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund


Erin Boggs
Executive Director
Open Communities Alliance


Karen DuBois-Walton
Executive Director, Elm City Communities
Housing Authority of New Haven (panel moderator)



PROGRAM: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • The program is free to CCP members, nonmember funders and invited guests.
  • Register by Monday, September 11.

LUNCH & TOUR: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

  • All are welcome to stay for an optional buffet lunch and private tour of Grace Farms to learn more about this unique open space with award-winning architecture and a dedication to nature, the arts, justice, community and faith.
  • The cost is $14 per person.
  • Register by Tuesday, September 5 (registration for the lunch & tour is now closed)


MEMBERS: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the "Register Now" link above.

NON-MEMBER FUNDERS & GUESTS: Contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.

Registration cancellations must be received by COB on September 6, 2017 for a refund.


Open Communities Alliance is a new Connecticut-based civil rights organization that promotes access to opportunity for all people through education, organizing, advocacy, research, and partnerships. The Alliance works to build an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support policies that lead to housing choice.


Contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.