Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

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THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019

05:30 P.M. - 08:00 P.M.

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN, 2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK CITY

5:30 pm Welcome Reception

6:00 pm Screening of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas
Why has the American Dream of homeownership come to be reality for some, but not others? Owned: A Tale of Two Americas is a fever dream vision into the complex history behind the United States' housing economy.  US postwar housing policy created the world’s largest middle class. It also set America on two divergent paths--one of imagined wealth, propped up by speculation and endless booms-and-busts, and the other in systematically defunded, segregated communities, where the American Dream feels hopelessly out of reach.

7:30 pm Panel Discussion
A panel discussion moderated by Mellon Foundation Senior Program Officer Dianne Harris will follow the screening. Panelists include Giorgio Angelini, director of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas,  Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and N. D. B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.