2018 Summer Conference Special Events
Documentary Screening & Discussion - 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green
FRIDAY, JULY 27
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
All conference attendees are invited. Moderated discussion will follow documentary screening. Event coordinated by NAHRO's Club 21 and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
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.
2018 Summer Conference Housing America Service Project
SATURDAY, JULY 28
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Volunteer some time while in San Francisco! Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Housing Authority at Father Alfred E. Boedekker Park in the Tenderloin District. Participants will conduct litter abatement, weeding, cleaning of play apparatus, and also learn about the rich history of this small urban park that offers a clubhouse, playground and a small basket ball court. Participants will walk to/from the park from the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Please wear sensible shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and work clothes suitable for the occasion. This event is limited to 25 volunteers. If interested, please complete the registration form and waiver or contact Sylvia Gimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org.