"Envisioning Home"

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MSASS Associate Professor Mark Joseph, Ph.D., will facilitate a discussion about mixed income communities on Fri, Apr, 12, 4-6:30 pm. Dr Joseph heads the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at CWRU's Mandel School. The discussion follows a showing of "Envisioning Home" which details the efforts of leaders to transform public housing.
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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 that 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.

This transformation vision has become reality in neighborhoods across the U.S. including the Tremont Pointe development here in Cleveland. Now with a federal Choice Neighborhoods planning grant a partnership led by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is seeking to help revitalize the Central neighborhood as a mixed-income
community. The documentary "Envisioning Home" shares Richard and Jean’s personal memories and conversations illustrating their unique partnership in transforming the face of St. Louis public housing.

After the screening, Dr. Joseph, will facilitate a discussion between the audience and a panel, including:
• Richard Baron, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO McCormack Baron Salazar
• Jean King, Urban Strategies, Inc.
• Jeffrey Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.

The program, co-sponsored with Cleveland State University's College of Urban Affairs, will be held at CSU's Dively Auditorium, 2121 Euclid Ave.

The program has been approved for 2.25 CEUs for social workers and counselors for a $25 fee.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Taryn Gress at taryn.gress@case.edu (216) 368-5359

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