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Redlining exhibit opens at Civic Center

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An exhibit called “Undesign the Redline” is on display at the Evanston Civic Center now through Oct. 20. 

Created by Designing the WE, the exhibit connects housing segregation of the 1930s, facilitated by lending risk maps drawn for federal mortgage insurance programs, to political and social issues of today, describing the people and communities affected by redlining and its legacy. 

Personalizing the exhibit to Evanston, additional panels will be added by Dino Robinson,executive director of Shorefront Legacy Center.

An opening reception is planned for Monday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with opening remarks by Mayor Steve Hagerty followed by a panel discussion of redlining in Evanston.

The exhibit is sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners and the city’s Equity & Empowerment Commission, and presented in partnership with the Evanston Community Foundation, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Shorefront Legacy Center, and Northwestern University.

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