Just Action

Upcoming Events

Jul 22
Jul 24

Austin, TX — Texas Housing Conference

Leah Rothstein will give the luncheon keynote on July 23

JW Marriott Austin

Sep 5
Sep 7

Dallas, TX — Fishing Differently Conference

Leah Rothstein will give the closing plenary on Sept 7.

Friendship West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Rd

Sep 18
7:00 PM

Palo Alto, CA — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

600 Colorado Ave

Sep 26
6:00 PM

Grand Rapids, MI — ICCF Community Homes

Calvin University

Oct 16
11:00 AM

Columbus, OH — Homeport Ohio’s 2024 Voice & Vision Celebration

Oct 18

Charleston, SC — South Carolina Association of Community and Economic Development 30th Anniversary Conference

More info will be posted soon

Past Appearances

The City Club of Cleveland — a conversation with Leah Rothstein and Evelyn Burnett

Brick by Brick podcast — CET and Think TV

We are a segregated society. How do we improve Black homeownership and build wealth?

Place Matters podcast

American Bar Association RPTE DEI book club: Just Action 

Just Action,’ a roadmap to desegregating our neighborhoods — On the Record podcast

Willoughby Hills Podcast with Heath Racela

Author Richard Rothstein on America’s Deliberate Segregation

Beyond Four Walls: Conversations on Affordable Housing — A podcast of the National Housing Conference 

A Conversation with Leah Rothstein and Richard Rothstein

A Moment with Erik Fleming Podcast 

Civil Discourse & Just Action featuring Corey Nathan and Leah Rothstein

KALW — Your Call — March 72024

American Trends Podcast

The Government was the Architect of Housing Segregation in America: Now What?

Tell Us the Truth Podcast

Challenging Segregation & the Future of the Democratic Party

WYPR — On the Record — February 52024

Just Action” urges policy to end segregation, and shows readers where to start

Appleseed Network webinar: The Road to Integration-Challenging Modern Tactics of School Segregation

WNYC — The Brian Lehrer Show — January 152024

Dr. King’s Legacy and How to Challenge Persistent Segregation

WNYC’s 18th Annual MLK Jr Celebration at the Apollo Theater — An Inconvenient King’

Event includes a taped interview with Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein.

Marketplace Morning Report — January 102024

If reparations aren’t politically viable, what’s the next best thing?

WBAI Radio NY — Leonard Lopate at Large

Habitat for Humanity East Bay / Silicon Valley’s Housing and Equity Roundtable — November 282023

Technically Biased Podcast

Racial Bias in American Housing, From Founding Policies to Predatory Algorithms

The Integrated Schools Podcast

Taking Just Action for Integration with Richard and Leah Rothstein

Jefferson Public Radio — The Jefferson Exchange

A how-to guide on undoing persistent Black-white segregation

Point Reyes Books, Mainstreet Moms, and KWMR Radio — Just Action” Book Discussion with Leah Rothstein

University of Wisconsin and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps webinar

Undoing segregation, featuring Color of Law” author Richard Rothstein

Cinnaire’s Virtual Discussion with Richard Rothstein — September 202023

Booked on Planning podcast

Book Review: Just Action — How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law

NAHLFA’s Affordable Housing Podcast

Undoing Housing Segregation with Leah Rothstein

Think on KERA

Fixing what the Fair Housing Act didn’t. Host Krys Boyd interviews Leah Rothstein.

KCUR — Kansas City

Kansas City’s racial and economic divide is not impossible to fix, housing expert says. 

Amanpour and Company — June 92023

We have an apartheid society:” The lasting effects of segregated housing. Richard and Leah Rothstein are interviewed by Michel Martin. 

Baltimore, MD, Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch — June 72023

In conversation with Baltimore City School Board Commissioner Ashley Esposito.

Washington, D.C., Economic Policy Institute — June 72023

1225 I Street NW 

Multifamily Investing Podcast

Combating Housing Inequalities with Richard and Leah Rothstein

Washington, DC, Loyalty Bookshop and DC Public Library — June 62023

In conversation with Rev. William H. Lamar IV

Rochester, NY, Pathstone Presents: Provoking Thought — June 52023

Harrisburg, PA, Midtown Scholar — June 32023

In conversation with Representative Ismail Smith-Wade-El

San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California — May 312023

In conversation with KQED’s Brian Watt. 

The Spark on WITF

On May 24, Scott LaMar interviewed Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein about Just Action.

KWMR — Point Reyes

Indivisible West Marin interviews Leah Rothstein about Just Action (segment begins at minute 33).

The Power is Now Media 2023 Fair Housing Series — Part 2

In part 2 of this series, Eric L. Frazier interviews Leah Rothstein, co-author of Just Action, about the challenges faced by underprivileged communities due to discrimination and segregation in the housing sector.

The Power is Now Media 2023 Fair Housing Series — Part 1

In this video, Eric L. Frazier MBA, President, and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, and Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, discuss the impact of the 1968 Fair Housing Act on African Americans.

Booked on Planning Podcast

Leah and Richard Rothstein join Booked on Planning podcast.

Segregation was not solely an individual invention, but was supported by government actions like housing policy and if it’s unconstitutional, then we have an obligation to remedy it.

City of Alexandria’s Zoning for Housing Kick-off Event Keynote

On March 20 and 21, the City held a 1.5 day event to kick-off the 2023 continuation of the Zoning for Housing/​Housing for All initiative. Over these two days, stakeholders heard from industry experts, participated in conversations, and learned more about the current state of housing in Alexandria. Keynote address by Leah Rothstein, Co-author with Richard Rothstein of the upcoming book Just Action’, sequel to Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law.’

To arrange a presentation by Leah and Richard, contact:

Johanna J. Ramos-Boyer
JRB Communications, LLC
Office: 703-646-5137 | Cell: 703-400-1099
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