Summer in the City

July 2, 2013

A documentary series on gentrification in America’s cities.
Brought to you by CNHED’s Housing For All Campaign

Join CNHED’s Housing For All Campaign this summer for a summer movie series that looks at the impact of gentrification and urban renewal on cities across the country. All documentaries will be paired with a short movie about DC tenant rights and history in DC and will be followed by discussion about the film. Showings will start promptly at 6:00. Download the flier for all four movies.

Southwest Remembered
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G St NW Room A-9
The history of urban renewal in Southwest Washington, DC. community.  The community was bulldozed, then rebuilt. It ended by changing the face and character of Southwest forever.

Flag Wars
Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 PM
Trailer
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G St NW  Room A-9
Tensions rise in a community in Columbus, Ohio, when gay white homebuyers move into a working-class black neighborhood.

Holding Ground
Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G St NW Room A-9
Trailer
The story of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. In 1985, African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, and European-American residents in Roxbury, MA united to revitalize their community.

Boom: The Sound of Eviction
Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G St NW Room A-9
Trailer
Like DC today, when the dot-com industry was booming in California, it made it hard for existing low income residents to stay in San Francisco and Oakland. Housing prices were rising at the same time that a lack of tenant protections sped up displacement.

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