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.jpgHear about the housing movement within the context of civil and human rights and learn about the practical realities community development organizations face in their struggle to provide affordable rental housing. The discussion is moderated by James Tracy, author of Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco’s Housing Wars, and features Lynn Lewis, founding former director of Picture the Homeless, New York City; 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.

Evicted, is generously supported by The 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.

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