Upcoming Events

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.

Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) presents “Redlined” by Linda Gartz

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom presentation via The Dairy Arts Center

The Philanthropic Educational Organization is pleased to announce its  Zoom presentation by Linda Gartz about her award-winning book, Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago,

Linda will talk about the vast family archives that inspired Redlined and the consequences of the racist government policy of redlining (refusing loans in certain geographic areas, usually with primarily Black and Brown residents) still with us today.

More info and registration coming soon.

Past Events

Zoom presentation with Northwestern Club of Chicago

Date: March 18, 2021

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

All NU alumni are invited to join the Northwestern Club of Chicago on March 18 for a special virtual presentation featuring Chicago-based Northwestern alumna Linda Gartz ’70, ’72 MAT,  six-time Emmy-honored documentary producer, and author of the award winning book, Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago.

Redlined interweaves the history of the discriminatory federal government policy of redlining with a riveting family story inspired by her family’s archival trove of thousands of letters, diaries, photos, documents, and much more. The book delves into the family’s lives on  Chicago’s West Side before, during, and after their neighborhood’s racial change and the impact of redlining on their community, still evident today.

Once you register, you’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to the event. Registration is $5, all of which will go to the Northwestern Club of Chicago’s scholarship fund, to benefit NU students from the Chicago area in need.

Zoom presentation with River Forest Public Library

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 2 p.m. CST

Register here

All are welcome, from the U.S. and around the world, to this free event!

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 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.