Speak Up for Housing Rights
The Speak Up For Housing Rights initiative includes civic, legal, education, and arts groups committed to sharing information, resources, and calls to action to address eviction and housing affordability in Lincoln.
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
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Behind On Rent
A short film by Lincoln filmmaker Gabriella Parsons that shares the stories of housing-insecure Nebraskans and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. BEHIND ON RENT highlights the human toll of our burgeoning eviction crisis and features those who are working to protect our most vulnerable neighbors.
Roundtable + Q&A
Join Filmmaker Gabriella Parsons, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights Director Mindy Rush Chipman, and Community Organizer Isabel Salas as they discuss the issues, efforts, and challenges presented in the film BEHIND ON RENT. This roundtable and Q+A, moderated by Civic Nebraska’s Steve Smith, was conducted Dec. 18, 2020.