U-M hosts screening of ‘Class Divide’ documentary

January 5, 2018
News Service


DATE: Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

EVENT: The Institute for Social Research and LSA Screen Arts & Cultures invite the community for a viewing and discussion of “Class Divide,” and a conversation with Hyisheem Calier and Yasemin Smallens, who play central roles in the film.

The discussion will be facilitated by author and journalist Peter Moskowitz, who wrote “How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood.” “Class Divide” chronicles Calier’s and Smallens’ experiences with gentrification in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

The documentary will be screened noon-1:15 p.m., followed by a discussion with central figures from the film. Moskowitz will sign books at 2 p.m.

Members of the media can RSVP to Rita Bantom at rybantom@umich.edu and copy Johanna Bleckman at bleckman@umich.edu.

PLACE: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor

SPONSOR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

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