February 25, 2015
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Century Room C, Millennium Student Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
Spanish Lake is a bold and uncompromising documentary focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri. Operating without a local government, the lack of community leadership has disastrous effects, including a mass exodus of the white population in the late 1990’s. The themes of the film parallel America’s growing political divide, underlying racism, and the rise of anti-government sentiment. Highlighted in the film is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case from 1971, spearheaded by then HUD Secretary George Romney, which changed the course of public housing for the nation. This event is brought to you by Office of Student Life and Gender Studies.