The Housing for All Campaign (HAC) is hosting a series of free movies, followed by discussions, to “continue and grow the conversation about gentrification,” says Elizabeth Falcon of HAC. Each documentary will cover gentrification and urban renewal efforts around the United States and showings start at 6:00 p.m., but at different locations in Washington, D.C. Check Housing for All Campaign for movie time and place updates.
Wednesday, July 23
900 Wesley Pl SW
Southwest Remembered follows the effects of the federal plan of urban renewal in Washington, DC during the 1940s. Southwest DC was one of the first areas to undergo this effort, which ended with more than 23,000 displaced residents and a radically altered Southwest.
Wednesday, August 6
Emergency Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid St. NW
A rose that grew out of the 1992 LA Riots, the community garden in South Central Los Angeles was a testament to community resilience. However, when the land is sold to a wealthy developer, the South Central Farmers are forced to show a different sort of resilience in their battle with city hall.
Wednesday, August 20
This film follows the director, a self-described gentrifier, on her journey to peel back the complex layers of a changing city. Focusing on the closing of a popular and profitable African-American and Caribbean mall, the movie explores how migration into cities, city planning, and racial divides come to a head in an all too familiar story about change in American cities.