Jan 30

Past Event

Envisioning Home

Film Screening and Discussion

Summary

During the 1968-1969 tenant strike in St. Louis, Jean King and Richard Baron emerged as agents of social change that transformed and revitalized public housing in the city. The shared vision of Richard, a legal aide-turned-real estate developer, and Jean, a homegrown leader, was to build affordable housing communities, grounded in safe, sustainable neighborhoods.

On January 30, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Urban Institute hosted a screening of the documentary film, “Envisioning Home,” sharing Richard and Jean’s personal memories and conversations illustrating their unique partnership in transforming the face of St. Louis public housing. A panel discussion with Richard and Jean; Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Bruce Katz, vice president and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program; and Susan J. Popkin, senior fellow of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, followed the screening.

Bruce Katz, Vice President and Co-Director of The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, gives the opening remarks.
Bruce Katz, Vice President and Co-Director of The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, delivers the opening remarks

Bruce Katz, Richard Baron, Shaun Donovan and Susan Popkin
Bruce Katz, Richard Baron, Shaun Donovan and Susan Popkin lead the panel discussion

 Envisioning home writer and producer Daniel Blake Smith with Richard Baron, Shaun Donovan, Susan Popkin and Bruce Katz.
Writer and Producer Daniel Blake Smith with Richard Baron, Shaun Donovan, Susan Popkin and Bruce Katz


Event Agenda

  • 6:00

    Reception

  • 6:25

    Welcoming Remarks

  • 6:30

    Screening

  • 7:50

    Panel Discussion

    • Moderator

      Portait: Bruce Katz

      Bruce Katz

      Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

      The Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy

    • Richard Baron

      Co-founder, Chairman and CEO

      McCormack Baron Salazar

    • Shaun Donovan

      Secretary

      U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    • Jean King

      Urban Strategies, Inc.

    • Susan J. Popkin

      Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

      The Urban Institute

Details

January 30, 2013

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

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