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Responding to Reality: “East of Liberty” Film Screening with the Director, Chris Ivey
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m.
Homewood Community Engagement Center (622 N. Homewood Ave.)
Join the director, Chris Ivey for refreshments and a film screening of his documentary, East of Liberty which explores issues of race and class and addresses resident’s fears about gentrification. A hybrid version of the first two of the three chapter series, A Story of Good Intentions and The Fear of Us will be shown. Panelists include: Alvin Pearman, Ph.D. (CUE), Harley Etienne, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Medina Jackson, M.S.W (Director of Engagement of P.R.I.D.E.)
This unique documentary, called East of Liberty, explores issues of race and class and addresses resident’s fears about gentrification. The goal has been to create a historical record that captures the essence of community change and exposes taboos in frank conversation—from displacement to neighborhood violence to discussions of race and class—which most redevelopment efforts ignore. This series has been used in classrooms of higher education to engage students in a timely debate and discussion about urban redevelopment, gentrification and related social and economic issues. It serves as an ideal teaching tool for courses including those in urban studies, public policy, race and ethnicity, sociology and others.
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