College Seminars

California Community Builders is committed to educating our communities about the social and economic impact of redlining through community presentations that highlight the history of redlining and how that continues to have an effect on our communities today.

Our guest lecturer presentations generally last about an hour to an hour and a half and are often used as extra credit engagement opportunities for students in the class. During these presentations, we present our award-winning video, “Redlined, A Legacy of Housing Discrimination,” and discuss the implications of the issues that the video presents and steps we can take to mitigate the effects of redlining.

The video discusses the often-forgotten history of the federal government-sponsored financial redlining of communities of color. More importantly, it uncovers some of the enduring psycho-social impacts on not only communities of color but also on the White community as well. It is a must-see for those interested in social justice or understanding the contemporary racial strife in America today.

In an effort to make our presentations accessible and relevant to everyone, we are more than willing to work with the professor or organizer of the presentation to accommodate the various needs of students or to tie in and discuss themes that pertain to that specific class or organization.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering presentations online via Zoom, and we hope to return to in-person presentations as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are interested in holding a presentation for your class or organization, please contact us at rchavez@ccbuilders.org or mhanif@ccbuilders.org and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Testimonials

“The presentation was highly informative and inspirational. I really believe in your work to close the equity gap and…”
– Juan G. Berumen, visiting faculty at California State University San Francisco
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“We always have a moment of reflection whenever we have guest speakers your Redlining presentations have never failed. At…”
– Rudy Ramirez, adjunct professor at College of San Mateo
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“This important conversation contributed to amplifying the knowledge and critical thinking of my students enrolled in the classes I…”
– Barbara Abadi­a-Rexach, professor at San Francisco State University
“The documentary was very informative and opened my eyes in educating me on the inequalities of housing policies.”
– Christina Meija, Student at College of San Mateo
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“The explanations and responses provided by the presenter were clear and understandable. The housing crisis was something I was…”
– Kimberly Aguilar, Student at College of San Mateo