Envisioning Home: Film Screening and Discussion
March 5th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Envisioning Home tells the story of Jean King and Richard Baron—activists who joined forces in the tumultuous 1960s to bravely take on the failures of public housing in their city, St. Louis. These two leaders waded into a national discussion on racism and poverty and together changed the face of inner city life in St. Louis and beyond. The Municipal Art Society’s work with Community Solutions and the Brownsville Partnership to frame a community plan in Brownsville, Brooklyn is inspired by the work of these two visionaries. Join us on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM for a screening of this powerful documentary, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Daniel Smith, subjects Richard Baron and Jean King, and John Rhea, chairman of the New York City Housing Authority. Jill Eisenhard, executive director of the Red Hook Initiative will moderate the discussion that will delve into the challenges facing public housing in New York as we learn from legendary leaders of public housing reform. This event is free, but registration is required.