Mar 19, 2020 | 6:30 PM | Thursday

Thu Mar 19, 6:30 PM - Thu Mar 19, 9:00 PM
1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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GPASA Screening of Owned: A Tales of Two Americas and a discussion after about a disturbing history of housing policy in America.

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The Graduate Public Administration Student Association (GPASA) at the University of Baltimore would like to invite you to a screening of Owned: A Tales of Two Americas.

Refreshments will be provided.

About Owned:

After World War II, US housing policy sought to create middle-class wealth through homeownership—but these benefits were largely intended for whites only. Today, we see the results: practices including redlining, predatory lending and unchecked speculation have Americans—of all races—shut out from the dream or drowning in real-estate debt. Moving from Levittown to Orange County to Baltimore, this timely film exposes the greed, flawed economic policy and systemic racism that distorted “the American dream” into a game only few can win.

Owned unearths the complicated, painful, often disturbing history of housing policy in America, shifting perceptions about what the idea of home means.

'Owned' is a fever dream vision into the dark history behind the US housing economy. Tracking its overtly racist beginnings to its unbridled commoditization, the doc exposes a foundational story few Americans understand as their own.

Theme: Social Equity, Public Policy, Housing Policy, Discriminate laws, Segregation history, foreclosure, Baltimore, Activism, Community, Crime, Race

Location: The Learning Commons Building on the University of Baltimore Campus.

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