Upcoming Events

Zoom presentation with River Forest Public Library

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 2 p.m. CST

Join author, educator, and archivist, Linda Gartz, for a discussion of her award-winning book Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago. Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. In this live Zoom talk, Linda will connect the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining that segregated America into Black and white. She’ll read snippets of the family archives that inspired Redlined and share digitized versions of 1940s redlining maps. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Link will be added in the future.

Zoom presentation with Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

Date: April 21, 2021

Join author, educator, and archivist, Linda Gartz, for a discussion of her award-winning book Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago.
Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. In this live Zoom talk, Linda will connect the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining that segregated America into Black and white. She’ll read snippets of the family archives that inspired Redlined and share digitized versions of 1940s redlining maps. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Past Events

Zoom presentation with The Chicago Map Society

Date: December 3, 2020

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Join author, educator, and archivist, Linda Gartz, for a discussion of her award-winning book Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago.

Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. In this live Zoom talk, Linda will connect the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining that segregated America into Black and white. She’ll read snippets of the family archives that inspired Redlined and share digitized versions of 1940s redlining maps. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Zoom presentation with “Book Buzz” Women’s Club of Evanston Book Group

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. CT

Location: More info about the Women’s Club of Evanston

Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. In this live Zoom talk, Linda will connect the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining that segregated America into Black and white. She’ll read snippets of the family archives that inspired Redlined and share digitized versions of 1940s redlining maps. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Private event.

Zoom presentation with Evanston Levy Senior Center

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 1 p.m. CST

Location: Presented via Zoom

In this all-new Zoom PowerPoint, Linda brings to life the history of her family’s investment and work in West Garfield Park for most of the 20th century—before, during, and after the neighborhood’s racial change, interwoven with the history of redlining. With special poignancy and relevance in this era of Black Lives Matter, Linda connects the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining that segregated America. Digitized maps of original 1940s redlining maps are displayed and discussed. Q&A afterward.

Zoom presentation with National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Chicago North Shore

Date: October 29, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. CT

Join author, educator, and archivist, Linda Gartz, for a discussion of her award-winning book Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago.
Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. In this live Zoom talk, Linda will connect the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining that segregated America into Black and white. She’ll read snippets of the family archives that inspired Redlined and share digitized versions of 1940s redlining maps. Plenty of time for Q&A.

To purchase the book, visit your local independent book store or order from Winnetka’s The Book Stall or Chicago’s Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery.

Click here to register.

GentleMan Style Podcast with host Marcus Norman

Date: October 27, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. CT

Tune in to the podcast Gentleman Style. Host Marcus Norman will interview Linda about her book Redlined, which interweaves the history of redlining with her family’s lives on Chicago’s West Side before, during, and after the racial changes of the 1960s. Sure to be a lively interview. Please use this YouTube link to ask questions: https://youtu.be/4CR5iiEN7t4