Dallas opens exhibits to help improve equity
Making Dallas a more equitable city.
The City of Dallas Office of Equity and Office of Fair Housing and Human Rights are bringing the “Undesign the Redline” exhibit to the City Hall Lobby. The exhibit opening is 6 to 8 p.m. on October 24.
This interactive exhibit explores the history of redlining and other racially discriminatory government policies. The exhibit also focuses on helping formulate ways to build greater equity today.
“I am honored to have played a role in bringing this important redlining exhibit to the city of Dallas,” said Council Member Casey Thomas, II. “It’s important for us as a city to acknowledge the role that our government has played in creating the inequity that we see in Dallas today. In order to make things just and fair, we have to look back and make a humble assessment of where we are, and what we need to do to move forward. I invite all residents of Dallas to come out and see this exhibit.”
The Undesign the Redline Exhibit is a national, traveling art and design exhibit by ‘designing the We,’ a for-benefit design studio based in New York. A diverse community advisory board helped localize the exhibit in a months-long project with City staff. The exhibit has previously been featured in several other major cities throughout the country.
The exhibit will be on display in the City Hall Lobby through December 2019.
To RSVP for the exhibit opening click here.
Written by Roxana Rubio