In the 1930s, various areas of Richmond were redlined by the federal Homeowners’ Loan Corporation. Redlining was the practice of the federal government to infer the credit risk of the inhabitants of an outlined area. Communities of color or communities with a large immigrant population were always considered high risk although there was no credible proof to support that assumption.
As a result of this government policy, formerly redlined communities today still find themselves dealing with industrial pollution, noise pollution, air pollution, and a significant lack of green spaces. These environmental issues help to significantly contribute to communities with poorer health outcomes.
How can we work together to ensure green spaces with clean water and air for everyone? Please join Coming Together Virginia at the Branch Museum for an in-person group discussion on how to ensure all communities in RVA can grow and thrive.
All proceeds to this event go to Coming Together Virginia.