3/24: New York City Screening: America Divided – A House Divided

3/24: New York City Screening: America Divided – A House Divided

Friday March 24, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Ave.
Elebash Recital Hall
New York NY 10016
You Must RSVP to Attend*

*Thank you for your interest in the screening of the documentary film America Divided:A House Divided. The event on March 24th at the City University on New York Graduate Center is sold out! However there are standby reservations being taken at this time. To sign up for standby tickets, click here.

Released in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, AMERICA DIVIDED is an EPIX Original docu-series, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system — all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. The show follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies.

This series cuts to the heart of the inequality crisis, exploring life-and-death struggles around the economic, social and political divide. The filmmakers aim is to expose the damage extreme inequality inflicts on all Americans, reveal its systemic causes, and celebrate real-world heroes fighting for solutions.

Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation’s starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely being kept empty. The creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” speaks with tenants, realtors, homeless people, housing activists, landlords and city officials — investigating the Big Apple’s affordability crisis, hedge fund speculation on residential housing, and a legacy of racist discrimination that still persists today.

A panel discussion on housing issues in New York city will follow the screening. Confirmed speakers include;

Gabriela Rendon –  Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at New School Parsons (confirmed moderator)

Solly Granatstein – Award winning television producer and director, co-creator of the docu-series  (confirmed participant)

Sam Stein – Ph.D student at the CUNY Graduate Center (confirmed discussant)

Lourdes Dela Cruz – Member leader of (CASA) Community Action for Safe Apartments  (confirmed discussant)

Aaliyah Lessey –  of (NYCC) New York Communities for Change (confirmed discussant )
Andrew Padilla – Creator/Director El Barrio Tours – Gentrification USA  (confirmed discussant)

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Left Forum.

For inquiries regarding this event please contact to Robert Robinson:
ph-  (212) 253-1710 ext 319

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