Films to commemorate 50 years of Fair Housing Act to be shown in Waddington, Canton, Star Lake
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:27 pm

The St. Lawrence County Fair Housing Task Force has added dates and venues to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act.

From April 16 to May 3, a variety of films about civil rights and fair housing will be shown in various locations in St. Lawrence County. The public is invited the free events:

• Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. -- A major motion picture about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his march from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama to demand voting rights for African Americans will be shown in the Parish Center of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waddington, corner of Oak Street and State Highway 37.

• Monday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. -- Two short films about fair housing, “A Matter of Place,” and “A House Divided” will be shown in the Winston Room of the Student Center at St. Lawrence University in Canton.

• Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. -- Several short films about housing discrimination, “A Matter of Place,” “A House Divided,” and “Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story,” will be shown in the Romer Room of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 3 1⁄2 East Main St., Canton.

• Monday, April 30, 7 p.m. -- Watch “At the River I Stand,” and “Seven Days,” two documentaries about the Memphis sanitation strike in 1968 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s involvement, and events between his assassination and the passage of the Fair Housing Act, Kingston Theater at SUNY Canton.

• Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m. -- A major motion picture about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his march from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama to demand voting rights for African Americans, Clifton-Fine Community Center, 1711 State Highway 3, Star Lake.

After each showing, members of the county Fair Housing Task Force will lead a closing discussion about civil rights and fair housing.

More info: Matilda Larson, [email protected] or (315) 379-2292.