CHURP Leader Participates in Conference Entitled "Reparations from California to DC"

On May 23, 2024, CHURP Associate Director Rodney Green participated in The University of California Washington Center’s conference on reparations. This event feature reparations scholars and activists from California universities to discuss the advances of reparations legislation in California at both the state-wide and local levels. The scholarly examination of reparations is especially relevant to the District of Columbia, which established, on the initiative of Howard University alumnus Councilperson Kenyan McDuffie, a task force on reparations in 2023. The task force will address the racial wealth gap due to centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, land theft, redlining, and discriminatory legislation including the racially discriminatory GI Bill of the 1950s and the 1935 exclusion of agricultural and domestic labor from social security benefits. See a review of the legislation from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute here.

CHURP Director Haydar Kurban Joins the German Marshall Fund's Convening of "Breaking Barriers: Transatlantic Conversations on Housing for All" on May 13, 2024

Dr. Haydar Kurban, Director of CHURP, participated in this conference’s discussion about how cities can support the development of mixed-used, transit-adjacent housing. HUD leaders, including Todd Richardson and Solomon Greene, were instrumental in this project that compared urban development policy approaches in the United States and Germany. The report that served as the foundation for the discussion is available at the German Marshall Fund website: