More than 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional and nearly 50 years after Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, communities across the United States continue to be divided along racial lines. Can racial balance truly be achieved in housing and schools fairly in America?
WHUR 96.3FM, HUR-Voices SiriusXM 141, and WHUT Television will host “The Daily Drum Special – Housing and Education… Equality for ALL,” a live one-hour special town hall discussion to explore housing and educational issues in the Washington, DC region. While many school districts in the region are enjoying academic success, other school systems in less affluent areas are struggling. What truly fuels academic success in our schools? There are numerous reports that point to the reality that if you want a great school, you must move into a more affluent neighborhood. How can true racial balance be achieved in housing and education if economics are the driving force? We will talk with elected leaders, education and housing officials, business leaders, civil rights leaders, local activists, and others who will share their expertise on the issue.
This one-hour Howard University Radio and Television Network presentation will take place Thursday, October 29th from 7pm to 8pm. This is a live broadcast from the studios of WHUT and will be streamed on whut.org and whur.com. The special will air live on WHUR 96.3FM, SiriusXM 141 HUR-Voices, and WHUT.
Hosted by Veteran Broadcasters Harold Fisher and Troy Johnson, “The Daily Drum Special – Housing and Education… Equality for ALL” will also feature a live studio audience of students, educators, housing activists, and others impacted by the region’s housing and educational matters. You will also be able to follow the discussion on Twitter and Facebook using #CommunityMattersDMV.
“The Daily Drum Special – Housing and Education… Equality for ALL” is the 3rd installment of a quarterly special collaboration between WHUR and WHUT to address some of the most pressing issues impacting communities around the globe.