Film Screening: OWNED
August 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
How many of us know the dark backstory behind the creation of suburbia? This visually rich, energetic film untangles the complex history of homeownership in America. Revealing the roots of its racist underpinnings and the systematic unequal division of opportunity between whites and blacks in the U.S. housing economy, the film demonstrates how racial inequality was institutionalized in the postwar U.S. housing market, with effects that continue to reverberate today.
Screened as a part of the exhibition – A Shadow Cast: Interstate 81 presented by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Shane Lavalette.
Free and open to the public.