This event is sponsored by The Housing Justice League, Georgia Stand-Up, American Friends Service Committee, and the Institute for Justice, the law firm that represented, Suzette Kelo, the homeowner in the movie Little Pink House, whose case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The screening will be followed by a discussion that will help people to understand what eminent domain is, how eminent domain abuse occurs and how the City of Atlanta is using eminent domain to try to displace black families in Peoplestown.
This is a community event, and it will open at 5 p.m. on February 13 at Auburn Research Library with a reception! Screening starts at 6:00. Please share this event with your network in Atlanta through your organizational listserves and social media. This event is free and open to the public although a collection will be taken no one will be required to contribute. Thank you and see you there!
About the Film: A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.
Watch preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUptZEZdT-M