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Opening Acts: September 28, 2016

The Fair Housing Justice Center Hosts a Sneak Peak of America Divided

Watch Norman Lear Go Undercover in NYC to Investigate Housing Discrimination

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will host a VIP reception and free sneak peak of the EPIX Original docu-series America Divided on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. America Divided features stories about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system – all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. This premiere screening features one of these stories – “A House Divided” –  in which TV legend Norman Lear, with the help of the FHJC, goes undercover in New York City to investigate housing discrimination.

Our VIP reception is an opportunity to celebrate and support the work of the Fair Housing Justice Center. For eleven years, the FHJC has worked to eliminate housing discrimination; promote open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws. America Divided shines a much needed spotlight not only on the issue of housing discrimination in New York, but also on how the FHJC works to systemically end discrimination through testing and litigation.

Our reception is an opportunity to meet our esteemed panelists, who will speak in a Q&A session following the screening. Panelists include Solly Granatstein, executive producer of America Divided; Gene Capello, attorney-at-law and president of the FHJC board; Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter at New York Times Magazine; and L.B. Williams, actor and seasoned fair housing tester. The panel will be moderated by Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

The event promises to be night of deep reflection and thoughtful conversation about housing discrimination. The VIP reception will begin at 6 pm, followed by the screening and Q&A beginning at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Tickets for our reception can be purchased at http://bit.ly/fhjc-vip-screening. If you purchase a ticket for the reception, you are automatically reserved a seat for the screening.

To reserve your seat for the free screening of “A House Divided” and Q&A, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-housing-justice-center-invites-you-to-a-preview-of-america-divided-tickets-27935198932.

Get your tickets now, as space is limited.

ASL interpreter services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be provided by All Hands in Motion at the event.