Join us Saturday, April 18, 2015
At Columbia College's Elizabeth Ferguson Hall 600 S. Michigan
DOORS OPEN 3:30 PM
OPENING REMARKS 3:50 PM
FILM SCREENING 4:00 PM
PANEL & AUDIENCE DISCUSSION 5:05 PM
PROGRAM END 6 PM
Join us in this, the first public screening of a new film by Terry Katz and Alan Stark with historian Nicholas Bloom. It features first-person stories voiced by dozens of residents of NYCHA'sPomonok Houses. As the documentary unfolds Bloom, the residents and filmmakers together contest myths about public housing.
Memories and histories combine to undo preconceptions of sites of crime, of places doomed to racial segregation or nests of social dsyfunction. "The projects" emerge as places where "the public good" delivered homes and the public came together as communities ... communities about which folks still dream...
The 65 minute film will be followed by a panel discussion that continues to challenge public housing myths through the lens of NYC and Chicago's distinct public housing experiences. Moderated by MIT's Larry Vale.