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 screening. You can learn more about the film at theareafilm.com.
Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni.
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