Public Housing & Activism Series
For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed income neighborhoods. Shot over the course of 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago documents this upheaval, from the razing of the first buildings in 1995, to the clashes in the mixed-income neighborhoods a decade later. 70 Acres in Chicago tells the volatile story of this hotly contested patch of land, while looking unflinchingly at race, class, and who has the right to live in the city.
Please join us at UCLA on Tuesday, November 15th for a special screening of the film 70 Acres in Chicago. On Wednesday, November 16th, we will hold a panel discussion at UCLA with our guests: Ronit Bezalel, 70 Acres in Chicago filmmaker; Mark Pratt, featured resident and producer; and Raymond J. McDonald, featured resident. The discussion will be moderated by Mike Lens, UCLA Luskin Assistant Professor of Urban Planning; and Associate Director, UCLA Lewis Center.
**If you would like to attend both the November 15th screening and theNovember 16th panel discussion, you must RSVP separately for each event**