• 619.435.7242
  • 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118

March 14, 2024 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Special Exhibit Event: The California Innovation No One Talks About: How and Why the Real Estate Industry Segregated America

March 14 - March 14, 2024

Coronado Historical Association
1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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In conjunction with the Coronado Historical Association's latest exhibit, An Island Looks Back: Uncovering Coronado's Hidden African American History (read more here). CHA cordially invites you to join us for a special exhibit lecture "The California Innovation No One Talks About: How and Why the Real Estate Industry Segregated America." Author, Gene Slater, will delve into his path-breaking book Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America and the implications of this history today. 

Important Registration Information: Capacity is limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

If you have any questions please email info@coronadohistory.org or call (619) 435-7242.

About the Speaker: 

Gene Slater has served as senior advisor on housing for federal, state, and local agencies for over forty years. He co-founded 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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