National Building Museum

Talk: The Housing Movement: Activist Roots and Practical Realities

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

evicted-ourhomesourvoices-gallery-107.jpgExplore the complex relationship between street-level housing activism and the practical realities faced by providers and community development organizations in providing affordable rental housing. Hear about the housing movement within the context of civil and human rights over eight decades in a discussion moderated by James Tracy, author of Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco's Housing Wars, and featuring Lynn Lewis, founding former director of Picture the Homeless, NYC; Lisa Owens, executive director, City Life/Vida Urban Boston; and Amanda Huron, author of Carving Out the Commons. This talk complements the exhibition Evicted, which will be open prior to the program.

Free. Pre-registration encouraged. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

This exhibition is generously supported by Ford Foundation; Amy C. Falls; Wells Fargo Housing FoundationChan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; AFL-CIO Housing Investment TrustThe Annie E. Casey Foundation; International Masonry InstituteInternational Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied CraftworkersEnterprise Community PartnersLISC, in memory of Oramenta Newsome; Charles P. and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger; Venable Foundation; and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.