Film & Discussion: Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story

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Brick by Brick is a one-hour, 2007 documentary. It follows three families in Yonkers, New York, in the middle of a confrontation about the politics and law of racial discrimination in housing and schools that challenges and changes their hometown.

Brick by Brick describes how a ghetto was created through public policies. The primary storytellers are local people from different backgrounds, who relate their personal encounters with housing and educational discrimination, as well as others who experience very different opportunities across town.

The film, which is not rated, is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars Program, who will lead a post-film discussion.
Thursday, March 24, from 6:30-8:30 pm (Grades 9 - Adult) at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room