is one of the co-founders of Mapping Prejudice and has a faculty affiliation with the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota.
Ms. Delegard holds a Ph.D. in history from Duke University and spent her graduate school years exploring American social movements, comparative women’s history and the history of women and politics in the United States. She is the author of Battling Miss Bolsheviki: The Origins of Female Conservatism in the United States, which revisits the 1920s to chart the growth of a conservative women’s movement that would reshape the parameters of female political activism for the remainder of the twentieth century. Ms. Delegard was also the co-editor, with Nancy A. Hewitt, for the two-volume textbook Women, Families and Communities: Readings in American History. She was also the image curator for Mary Wingerd’s North Country: The Making of Minnesota.
is one of the co-founders of Mapping Prejudice and is a graduate student in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Ehrman-Solberg recently completed his Master of Geographic Information at the University of Minnesota. He masterminds the work of building the database necessary for the Mapping Prejudice maps, massaging the data that volunteers create into points that can be mapped digitally. He has also done the spatial analysis for the project, showing how covenants changed neighborhood demographics and how they laid the groundwork for later redlining and devastating urban renewal projects.
As an undergraduate student at Augsburg University, Mr. Ehrman-Solberg researched the history of pornography theaters in Minneapolis. That work brought him to the Historyapolis Project, where he met Ms. Delegard and began creating visualizations and narratives about Minneapolis history.
serves as manager of the Hall Hunger Initiative, working to further issues of food equity and justice in the greater Dayton area.
Previously Ms. Jacobi worked on the program staffs of the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Initiative, where she researched the impact of robust deliberative engagement on public life. Prior to her time in Dayton, Ms. Jacobi taught seventh-grade English Language Arts in the Boston Public Schools. Currently she serves as treasurer of the Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative’s board and is a member of the boards of Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement and of the External Advisory Board of the Kailow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs. Ms. Jacobi volunteers with the Gem City Market (a community and worker-owned cooperative grocery store), UpDayton, YWCA, Professionals United for Sexual Health, and the Hearth Community Place Food Pantry, among others.
Ms. Jacobi graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Political Science and Global Studies from Hofstra University Honors College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Awards
was a remarkable woman who for nearly sixty years was committed to working for the rights of those who are under-represented. Her mother was from Indiana, and her father was an immigrant from Italy. Speaking of her childhood, Marie recalled that her neighborhoods in Cincinnati were totally diverse with everyone working and playing together, as it should be.
The first thing people who knew Marie remember is her big warmth and her generous spirit. She made her life a testament to the kind of work that we honor with these awards. As a REALTOR® in our community, she was a volunteer tutor for the DABR Partners in Education at Ruskin School and also taught English as a second language in Kettering Schools. She served on DABR’s Equal Opportunity Committee from 1992 until her untimely passing in May 1998. Each year we pay tribute to Marie Kindrick and honor her for the inspiration to work for fairness and equity for everyone by honoring a Community Professional, a Community Volunteer, and a REALTOR®.
Fair Housing — Understanding the Past to Define a Better Tomorrow
Workshop time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
We cannot address the inequities of the present without an understanding of the past. Workshop fulfills 3.0 civil rights hours continuing education credit for Ohio real estate agents and is for individuals seeking to understand our shared history that led to the segregation and resulting poverty we experience today in many communities of color.
Presenters Kirsten Delegard
and Kevin Ehrman-Solberg
—both of Mapping Prejudice
—will use time-lapse animated maps to demonstrate the structural barriers that stopped many people who were not white from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.
Their work in mapping Minneapolis, MN demonstrates that these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. While advocates and historians have long understood the importance of historical redlining and policy-making, by using digital mapping software to organize, analyze and display historic data about these practices, the project retells the story in way that makes it accessible for all audiences.
For the second portion of the workshop session, Etana Jacobi
, Manager of the Hall Hunger Initiative
in the Miami Valley, will conduct a Racial Wealth Gap Leaning Simulation to help participants understand how federal policies have created and sustained the gaps in wealth, income, and hunger between black Americans, and by extension, the systemic racial discrimination that all communities of color confront.