Forest Forward

Dallas, TX

The historic Forest Theater is an iconic structure in the Fair Park neighborhood. Years removed from its glory days, it is now the centerpiece of a larger revitalization effort. Its restoration will allow it to serve as a beacon for community wellness, access to arts education opportunities, economic development and racial equity in South Dallas.

Reversing History

Once a Jewish community, South Dallas thrived, but due to segregation, white flight, redlining, and the construction of two major highways, the neighborhood succumbed to the deliberate policies and efforts that were intended to strangle upward mobility, advancement, and economic security. Today, Forest Forward is working with partner organizations to reverse this intentional, discriminatory history.

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