Free Film Screening
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and the Success Equation, an initiative of Children First/Communities in Schools, will host a free screening of the documentary film Owned: A Tale of Two Americas Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm at the Fine Arts Theater. Owned unravels the complicated, painful, and often disturbing history of housing policy in America, shifting perceptions about what the idea of home means. Read more about the film here.
What: Film screening of Owned. Free entry. Following the film, a panel discussion with local housing advocates will take place. Watch the trailer here.
The panel will be moderated by Children First/CIS Executive Director Natasha Adwaters and will include Andrea Golden from PODER Emma, Asheville Habitat Executive Director Andy Barnett, Executive Director of OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling Celeste Collins, and Shaunda Sanders of the Asheville Housing Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
When: Thursday, October 17. The film begins at 7 pm and will end at 8:25, followed by a panel discussion.
Where: Fine Arts Theater. 36 Biltmore Avenue.
Why: Across the nation 1 in 6 households spend half or more of their income on housing and right here in Buncombe County thousands struggle to afford a decent place to live. Owned presents an opportunity to learn about the history of American housing policy and how this affects our housing choices today. By coming together through film and a panel discussion, residents can engage in thoughtful and critical dialogue, consider housing issues and solutions, and learn how to get involved locally.
How: Reserve your free ticket here.