‘The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Racial Wealth Gap’
Date / Time
February 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Featuring Katanya Raby of The Al Raby Foundation.
Film synopsis: “The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Racial Wealth Gap,” is Episode 3 of the five-part documentary series, “Shame of Chicago.” “The Color Tax” tells the story of how a system of predatory home contract sales during the 1950s and 60s plundered enormous sums of wealth from the pockets of black families seeking the American dream of homeownership. In a compelling narrative format, The Color Tax documents who peddled the contracts, how and why they were allowed to do it, and what happened when black families organized to fight back in one of Chicago’s most heart-wrenching and perilous campaigns for racial and economic justice. Here is a link to the trailer for The Color Tax https://vimeo.com/403086874and the Shame of Chicago website.
6:00 P.M. — Live event begins, opening remarks.
6:00–6:40 P.M. — Screening of “The Color Tax” film begins.
6:40–7:00 P.M. — Panel discussion with filmmaker Bruce Orenstein begins.
Link to register and view the live event (both the film and panel discussion): https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-al-raby-foundation
Illinois Institute of Technology – Office of Community Affairs
UIC – College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity
Chicago Urban League
Al Raby High School