Screening & Discussion: At Home in Utopia

About "At Home in Utopia"

 

During the economic boom of the 1920s, thousands of immigrant Jewish factory workers escaped New York's slums and ghettos into the community of their dreams; they built four apartment houses in the Bronx that they would own and run cooperatively. The Bronx was just being developed then, so it felt like they'd moved to the country. And then they were hit by the Great Depression.

At Home in Utopia focuses on the United Workers Cooperative Colony the Coops also known to local policemen as Little Moscow because this community of 2,000 people was dominated by Communists. The film bears witness to an epic social experiment across two generations as the residents tried to change the American dream into one that included workers' rights and racial justice, and allowed intermarriage.



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Join UHAB for a screening of this documentary, and mingle with other co-operative housing enthusiasts! 

 

Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm 

 

Location: LMHQ Community Meeting Space, 150 Broadway (20th floor)



6:30 pm: Doors open, enjoy drinks and snacks

7:15 pm: Screening starts, followed by Q&A with director Michal Goldman

 

$7 early bird tickets, $10 at the door



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UHAB is a nonprofit that empowers low- to moderate-income residents to take control of their housing and enhance communities by creating strong tenant associations and lasting affordable co-ops.

 

RSVP required: https://www.classy.org/event/at-home-in-utopia/e207701

Time: 
Nov 13 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 

LMHQ Community Meeting Space
150 Broadway (20th floor)
New York, NY 10038