Event Details

The American Dream and the Devaluation of Black Homes

This year, PathStone Presents is partnering with
the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®
to host Dr. Andre M. Perry as the Keynote Speaker
for the 2021 Provok!ng Thought virtual event.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andre Perry


Senior Fellow
Metropolitan Policy Program
The Brookings Institution


Dr. Perry will examine
the impact of racial bias on homeownership opportunities

Dr. Andre Perry, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is a Senior Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a Scholar in Residence at American University and a Columnist for the Hechinger Report. His research focuses on race and structural inequity, education and economic inclusion.

In his latest book “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.” Dr. Perry gives an overview of five Black Majority cities and provides detailed analysis of how the assets and strengths of these places have been devalued. The book is both research and memoir.

Our discussion will examine the impact of racial bias on homeownership opportunities. Dr. Perry’s research has identified Rochester, as one of the most devalued cities for Black homeownership with an average loss of 65%, over
$53,000 in absolute price difference.


November 9, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Register Today!


Virtual Event


Dr. Tiffany Manuel

President & CEO

Panel Leaders

Robin Wilt
Greater Rochester Area
Realtor Assoc.,
Licensed Realtor

Aqua Porter
Executive Director at
Rochester Monroe
Anti-Poverty Initiative

Daniel Randall
Vice President
Community Investment
Officer, Federal Home
Loan Bank

Arline Santiago
Co-Chair of the
Commission on
Racial and Structural
Equity (RASE)


11:45 am

Registrant sign-in

12:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction of Dr. Tiffany Manuel by Alex Castro

12:10 pm

Introduction of Dr. Andre Perry by Dr. Tiffany Manuel

12:15 pm

Presentation by Dr. Perry

12:35 pm

Dr.’s Dialogue

12:45 pm

Panel Presentation

1:20 pm

Questions & Answers

2:15 pm