Thu, Jul 11, 2024 | 5:00 pm

Admission is free/ Tickets required

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Black Homeownership Matters.

Part of Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Advancing Black Homeownership’ Initiative

 

5:00pm: Cocktail Hour and Exhibit Preview

6:45pm: Welcome

7:00pm:
Screening: Fighting for Home

8:00pm:
Panel Discussion

 

 

Fighting For Home: How Housing Policy Keeps Connecticut Segregated

In the eye-opening one-hour documentary, Connecticut Public delves deep into the history of housing discrimination in the state. By tracing prejudice back before the nation was a country, and highlighting the period of the 1920s when state law was enacted to empower local governments to create exclusionary zoning laws, we see how Black and Brown residents have effectively been excluded from certain neighborhoods, towns and cities.

 

Exhibits

Resilience, Presented by Andre Rochester & Pamela Pike Gordinier
Black Homeownership Matters., Presented by Habitat for Humanity International

Catering Provided By: Rustic Boutique, a minority owned business

 

 

From our roots to our future
Since our founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has grown into an international organization, promoting decent and affordable housing for all. We found our earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on a racially integrated farm founded in the 1940’s, and we continue to be guided by this inspiration and our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
But a system of intentional and systemic racial discrimination has prevented many Black families in America from owning homes, and the Black homeowner-ship rate in the U.S. is now the lowest of any racial or ethnic group. With the development of the Advancing Black Homeownership initiative, Habitat seeks to ensure Black homebuyers have the same access to homeownership that others have had for so long. As the homeownership gap has grown, we have responded with a stronger voice through advocacy and leadership. This initiative is a commitment to put the full force of our ministry behind resolving one of the greatest housing inequities of our time.

 

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