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The Center for Place Culture and Politics along with the Left Forum cordially invite you to a screening of America Divided: A House Divided; an episode on an eight part documentary series filmed in New York City.

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Released in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, AMERICA DIVIDED is an EPIX Original docu-series, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system — all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. The show follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies.

This series cuts to the heart of the inequality crisis, exploring life-and-death struggles around the economic, social and political divide. The filmmakers aim is to expose the damage extreme inequality inflicts on all Americans, reveal its systemic causes, and celebrate real-world heroes fighting for solutions.

Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation’s starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely being kept empty. The creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” speaks with tenants, realtors, homeless people, housing activists, landlords and city officials — investigating the Big Apple’s affordability crisis, hedge fund speculation on residential housing, and a legacy of racist discrimination that still persists today.


Several speakers have been invited to participate in a discussion after the screening

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Gabriela Rendon - Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at New School Parsons (confirmed moderator)

Solly Granastein - An award winning television producer and director, formerly with CBS 60 Minutes, NBC News and ABC News (confirmed participant)

Sam Stein - Ph.D student at the CUNY Graduate Center (confirmed)

Member of New York Communities for Change (NYCC)

Member of Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)

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Robert Robinson rob.robinson423@gmail.com or call 212-253-1710 x319

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