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Film Screening & Discussion: “The Shame of Chicago”
May 13
Virtual Event

Film Screening & Discussion: “The Shame of Chicago”


Join us for an exclusive screening of “The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Racial Wealth Gap,” Episode 3 of Bruce Orenstein’s new documentary series, The Shame of Chicago. “The Color Tax” explores predatory contract home sales in Chicago after World War II that plundered wealth from Black families pursuing the dream of homeownership.

This 90-minute program will include the episode screening followed by a conversation with Orenstein, Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara and CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Michelle Mills Clement. Moderated by CAC Program Director Hallie Rosen, the group will discuss changes in housing policy and real estate practice implemented to address past injustices and work toward housing equity.

Price: $12 public, $8 CAC members, $8 students


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