Fair Housing Month Film Screening
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Film Screening: America Divided Series, A House Divided
Join us for a film screening and time of community conversation as we explore and bring awareness to fair housing rights.
Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation’s starkest images of inequality: a record number of people experiencing homelessness living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely being kept empty. The creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” speaks with tenants, realtors, those experiencing homelessness, housing activists, landlords, and city officials — investigating the Big Apple’s affordability crisis, hedge fund speculation on residential housing, and a legacy of racist discrimination that still persists today.
Following the 45-minute film screening, there will be time for community conversation.
For those unable to attend the film screening, but would like to watch the film from home, you can visit: https://americadividedseries.com
JOIN US on Thursday, April 27th to continue our conversation as we hear from Rachel Wentworth, Executive Director of the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.
This April, we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status.
Space is limited. Pre-register and learn more here: https://mediafellowshiphouse.org/social-justice/fairhousingmonth/