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Gene Slater with Emmerich Anklam at City Lights


Wednesday, September 22 | 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Gene Slater discusses his new book Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

Freedom to Discriminate uncovers realtors’ definitive role in segregating America and shaping modern conservative ideology. Drawing on confidential documents from leaders of the real estate industry, Gene Slater reveals how realtors systematically created and justified residential segregation.

This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform.

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About the Speaker

Gene Slater

Gene Slater

Gene Slater has served as senior advisor on housing for federal, state, and local agencies for over forty years. He cofounded and chairs CSG Advisors, which has been one of the nation’s leading advisors on affordable housing for decades. He has advised on housing issues in thirty states. His projects have received numerous national awards, and in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009 he helped design the program by which the United States Treasury financed homes for 110,000 first-time buyers. He received degrees from Columbia, MIT, and Stanford, as well as a mid-career fellowship from Harvard. He has lived and worked in New York, Boston, rural Wisconsin, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently resides.


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