2016 Festival

Arc of Justice

Sunday, April 16, 7:00pm 

Visions of Housing Justice: Films and Discussion on Housing issues, presented by Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative


Arc of Justice traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles. NCI was created in 1969 in Albany, Georgia by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including Congressman John Lewis, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod, to help secure economic independence for African American families. For 15 years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres, the largest tract of land in the United States owned by African Americans at the time, but racist opposition prevented them from implementing plans to build 500 affordable homes as part of their community land trust.

Documentary, Directed by Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman. 22 minutes.