The Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul present
Affordable housing is under constant threat from changing economic forces and urban development that break up vital communities. Low income residents have fewer and fewer options, and local businesses and schools must deal with the impact of losing those families.
Join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul for a film screening of Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk. With alarming frequency, individuals, households and whole communities are being displaced as a result of a growing wave of real estate investments upscaling formerly affordable apartments across the Twin Cities region. Produced by Twin Cities PBS in partnership with the Minnesota Housing Partnership, this new 60-minute documentary lifts up the stories of affected residents, highlights the community impacts of displacement and showcases the urgent need to preserve affordable housing.
The film will be followed by a discussion featuring these distinguished panelists:
- Yusef Mgeni, Vice President and Political Action Chair at the Minnesota/Dakotas Area Conference of the NAACP
- Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing and Vice President of National Coalition for the Homeless
- Libby Starling, Deputy Director of the Community Development Division at the Metropolitan Council
- Timothy Thompson, President and Senior Attorney at the Housing Justice Center
There is no charge to attend this event.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. CDT
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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