Rev. Eric Dobson will speak about affordable housing at Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege, sponsored by Not in Our Town Princeton at the Princeton Public Library on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. NIOTPrinceton welcomes anyone who is committed to working to dismantle racism and build an inclusive community to attend,
Rev. Dobson is outreach coordinator for the Fair Share Housing Center, which aims to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities
His presentation will begin with the history of housing segregation in America, detailing how governmental policies intentionally created housing segregation in America/NJ. “I will also give some background on the Mount Laurel doctrine such as past, present and future opportunities moving forward (current number of settlements highlighting towns in Mercer County),” says Rev. Dobson. “In addition, we will take a look at the current state of housing, economics and race relations in America.
A graduate of Temple University, Rev. Dobson is an ordained minister, a community organizer, outreach specialist and social entrepreneur. He co-founded.Open Communities LLC, a racial integration consultant firm that works to resolve conflicts of race, ethnicity and socio- economics. He founded a non-profit focused on youth development and education, Planting Seeds of Hope.
NIOTPrinceton is a multi-racial, multi-faith group of individuals who stand together for racial justice and inclusive communities. Continuing Conversations are held on the first Monday of every month, at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library‘s Community Room (just inside the front doors of the library, near the café). Please come a little early if you’ve never attended before.