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Closing Night: Fair Housing Act - 50 Years On

  • Studio Theatre 1501 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)
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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, this event chronicles an epic American battle for civil rights.  The film follows three families in Yonkers, New York in the 1980s in the middle of a heated confrontation about the politics and law of racial discrimination. It shows how public policies and a hostile political machine isolated poor people of color in segregated neighborhoods that were served by failing schools. Our panel will also discuss the ongoing barriers to equal housing and their continued effect on social justice today.

This event will feature performances by NEWorks Productions. 

Participants: Bill Kavanagh, filmmaker; Michael Sussman, Attorney for NAACP in US v Yonkers; Gene Capello, President, Fair Housing Justice Center and Yonkers resident

Moderator: Heather Raspberry, Executive Director, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers

Remarks: Hugh E. Rowden, Sr. Vice President, Community Relations, Wells Fargo

At 5pm, join us for a tour and Talk - Undesign the Red Line, lobby exhibit, with April de Simone, co-founder, Designing the WE

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

BRICK BY BRICK: A CIVIL RIGHTS STORY
Director: Bill Kavanagh
USA | 2007 | 53 MINUTES | ENGLISH