Sunday, October 29 @3pm: A House Divided and There’s Something in the Water
Following the screening, we will engage in a community conversation, bringing a local, Santa Fe/New Mexico lens to two issues from the series: gentrification and the water crisis. The conversation will be led by Miguel Angel Acosta Muñoz, a community educator/Organizer and self-described Free Range Mexican, and Kathy Sanchez, Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager of Tewa Women United.
AMERICA DIVIDED, a limited docu-series executive produced by Common, Norman Lear, and Shonda Rhimes, was made in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. It features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system.
Episode 1: A House Divided – Legendary TV producer Norman Lear investigates gentrification in New York City, revealing a city of people with no homes and homes with no people, and goes undercover to expose racial discrimination in housing.
Episode 2: There’s Something in the Water – While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, AMERICA DIVIDED goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates how a government could poison its own citizens, what hidden forces may have been at work, and how specific policies unique to Michigan, led not only to the crisis in Flint but also damaged other poor, largely African American communities around the state.
Location: Center for Progress and Justice -1420 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe