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City Rising: Housing Justice Film Screening
October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 17th: 6:00 PM
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
1 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join our Affordable Housing Table for a free screening of City Rising: Examining Gentrification and its Historical Roots. In order to grow and fight for housing justice, we need to understand the roots of this crisis. Connecting to our movement roots help us grow stronger.
Connecting our movement roots to each other’s help us get free together. Let’s talk about it.
“From the displacement of Native peoples to the enforcement of Jim Crow, the history of U.S. land policy and practice is a history of inequities. Gold rush-era Chinese workers and Blacks fleeing Southern racism were barred from California’s housing market and segregated to particular communities.
After the Great Depression, the federal government backed mortgage lending as a route to homeownership and wealth accumulation, but redlined minority communities. White flight to suburbia left the urban core starved for investment and government services. Predatory lending and the 2010 foreclosure crisis further depressed rates of homeownership in the inner cities. This is a tale of a City Rising.”
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