THE AREA: ODYSSEY OF A CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD

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Presented by Elmhurst College at Elmhurst College - Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall, Elmhurst IL

Feb 19 2020
THE AREA: ODYSSEY OF A CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD

Elmhurst College hosts a screening of the documentary, “The Area,” this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. intercultural presentation

“The Area” follows the five-year odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood where more than 400 African-American families are being displaced by a multi-billion dollar freight company. The film tells the stories of homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be “the last house standing,” and the Row Row Boys, teen friends who must start a new life across gang lines.

A panel discussion with Payne, who also is a producer on the film, and co-producer Brian Ashby will follow the

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Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Contact: (630) 617-5186

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Elmhurst College - Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall

190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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