Undesign the Redline: Opening Reception

Fri, Jul 26
6:00–8:00 pm

The Union for Contemporary Art

2423 North 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110

This summer, The Union is extremely proud to host Undesign the Redline, an interactive exhibit, workshop series, and curriculum exploring the foundations of structural racism and the lingering effects of Redlining. The program will be facilitated by the New York-based organization, designing the WE, who’ve already brought their illuminating work to over a dozen redlined cities throughout the country.

The Union will serve as the gathering site for neighbors to share personal histories and collectively explore the ways in which Redlining and other formalized forms of discrimination persist today. On July 26 we will open the conversation with a community reception at The Union. Join us as we begin the work of unpacking and transforming Omaha's long history of housing inequity.

As part of the Opening Reception, April De Simone, co-founder of designing the WE, will personally give a tour of the exhibition beginning at 7pm. April De Simone has over 15 years of experience in strategically designing, developing and launching for-profit, non-profit and government projects.

Continuing to advocate for social innovation, Ms. De Simone is co-creator of various for-purpose ventures and initiatives that promote market based solutions to address complex social challenges. A Dean Merit Scholar, she recently completed her Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons the New School for Design. Ms. De Simone continues to be recognized for her leadership and dedication in supporting frameworks that promote a just and equitable society.