Thursday, March 10, 2016

A film screening and panel discussion with the director and cast members of 70 Acres in Chicago will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at the University of Iowa Main Library, Shambaugh Auditorium, 125 West Washington Street.

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 highrises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods.

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.

The event is open to the public and hosted by the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Co-sponsors are the UI Public Policy Center, UI Chief Diversity Office Building Community and the UI Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the sponsoring department or contact person listed in advance of the event. Contact: Theresa Blossom, 319-335-0032.