SPAAR Diversity Committee Talked Owning Up! with Frederick Melo of Pioneer Press

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SPAAR Diversity Committee Talked Owning Up! with Frederick Melo of Pioneer Press

Members of SPAAR’s Diversity Committee sat down with Frederick Melo, a reporter with the Pioneer Press, at the end of July to discuss Owning Up!, an exhibit currently on display at SPAAR. Sue Nichols, Anita Hill and Adriana Martinez walked Frederick through the process of the conception, content decisions and final product that shows the segregation within the Twin Cities housing market over the years and how Realtors® played a part in the divide and the ramifications that can still be seen today. SPAAR’s Diversity Committee has been involved in many projects including Mapping Prejudice to identify and remove racial covenants tied to homes throughout the Twin Cities.

In an effort to educate others, SPAAR welcomes organizations to display Owning Up! at their offices and will lend it out, based on availability, for a donation to SPAAR’s Diversity Committee. Email spaar@spaar.com to inquire.

Frederick Melo’s article on the discussion can be found here.

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