"The Color of Law" author, Richard Rothstein, to give public lecture to raise funds for tenants facing eviction

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DURHAM—Richard Rothstein, the acclaimed author of The Color of Law (2017), will give a free public lecture via Zoom on Thursday, March 18, from 12-1 p.m.

Rothstein’s lecture will mark the launch of a speaker series organized by the Durham Eviction Diversion Program to raise funds for the new Durham Rental Assistance Fund, which will make direct payments to Durham tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent.

Lecture attendees who are able to do so are encouraged to make a donation to the new Durham Rental Assistance Fund. To donate, use our online donation form and select “Durham Rental Assistance Fund (Rothstein event)” from the “Donation Designation” drop-down menu. Those who donate $250 or more will receive a free copy of The Color Law by mail.

Following Rothstein’s lecture, Legal Aid advocates will lead a discussion of how attendees can support equality and justice in North Carolina.

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where he is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.

The Durham Eviction Diversion Program is a partnership of Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Durham office, the Civil Justice Clinic at Duke Law, Durham’s Department of Social Services, and the courts. The program receives critical financial support from the City of Durham, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and the North Carolina Bar Foundation. To learn more about the program, read this article from Legal Aid’s 2017 Annual Report.


Who: Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law

What: Free public lecture about government involvement in residential housing segregation in America

When: Thursday, March 18, 12-1 p.m.

Where: Zoom

Register: Click here to register on Zoom

Donate: To support the new Durham Rental Assistance Fund:

  • Click here
  • Select “Durham Rental Assistance Fund (Rothstein event)” from the “Donation Designation” drop-down menu
  • Donate $250 or more and get a free copy of The Color of Law by mail