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Film screening – Race: The Power of an Illusion

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Race the Power of an Illusion: Film Screening and Discussion on Housing and Race in San José

Presented by the City of San Jose
Location: San José City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, City Council Chambers

Description: The City of San José Housing Department invites you to attend a film screening and discussion about the history of racism in America and policies and practices that helped create segregated suburbs and an enduring racial wealth gap. The film, an excerpt from the 2003 PBS documentary Race the Power of an Illusion, will be followed by a panel and audience discussion about how this history plays out today in Silicon Valley and efforts that are underway to give voice to racial equity concerns about housing and more.

6:30: Welcome

Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Director of the San Jose Housing Department

6:40: PBS Documentary Film: Race the Power of An Illusion (Episode III)

7:45: Panel and Audience Discussion

Adolpha Cole / Candidly Speaking: Conversations Across Cultures
Pilar Lorenzana / Housing Policy and Equity Advocate
Poncho Guevara / Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Services
Moderator: Jacky Morales–Ferrand

8:30: Adjourn

Food: Please plan to eat before you arrive. Food is not allowed in the City Council chambers.

Transportation: San Jose City Hall is located within walking distance to Light Rail and many bus stops. Parking is available under City Hall (accessible via Sixth Street) and can be validated at the event.

Monthly Meetings

Although meetings of specific importance will be added individually to the calendar, these monthly meetings may be of interest on an ongoing basis:

Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation (HLUET) Committee – Typically meets at 10am on the third Thursday each month. As a regular agenda item, the County Office of Supportive Housing presents its monthly system data report at these meetings. For details, select HLUET Committee in the drop-down menu in the left sidebar on the County of Santa Clara website.

Housing and Community Development Commission – Typically meets at 5:45pm on the second Thursday of each month. For details, see the Commission calendar on the City of San Jose website.