Join us for Networking Event
9:15 am Networking
9:30 am Speaker and Announcements
Speaker: Jason Rhodes
Topic: “Housing as a Civil Rights Issue: Privilege and Exclusion in Atlanta’s Housing Markets.”
Jason Rhodes is a Lecturer of Geography at Kennesaw State University. His research focuses on the impact of spatial strategies of social exclusion formulated in the pursuit of urban property values, and their impact upon the shaping of the urban landscape of Atlanta. His recent work has focused on exploring the roots of the “property values” justifications given for Atlanta’s 1922 zoning map, which created residential zones for the city’s neighborhood on the basis of race and class , and the 1938 Home Owners Loan Corporation’s “redlining” map of the city, which deemed Atlanta neighborhoods comprised exclusively of white homeowners to be suitable for the disbursement of mortgage loans, while labelling those neighborhoods in which renters and non-whites resided as “high risk.” This work has appeared in Atlanta Studies and Human Geography. Professor Rhodes’ current work places the contemporary geography of Atlanta’s food desert communities in the context of the legacies of redlining and social exclusion which produced them, and in using sustainable urban agriculture as a tool to promote food security and build community across the lines of race and class which have for so long divided the city.
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