Community Events

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The Erie County Fair Housing Partnership, Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Paul Haggis


Presented at:

Sixth Annual Free Fair Housing Month Film

CRASH* (2004)
by Paul Haggis
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture

FREE screening

The Erie County Fair Housing Partnership is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to increase commitment to fair housing through outreach, education and community dialogue. To this end, each year, the Partnership selects a film that examines the individual and cultural biases that create barriers to equal housing opportunities. As long as these prejudices remains unchallenged, the discrimination that tears apart our community can continue to flourish. The Academy Award winning film CRASH* presents an uncompromising view of the damaging effects of our tolerance for bigotry.

In April 1968 just one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Fair Housing Act was passed giving to many residents of the United States the civil right of equal access to housing. To underscore the importance of this act, Congress has designated April to be National Fair Housing Month.

More information about fair housing is available from Housing Opportunities made Equal. HOME is a civil rights organization that, since 1963 has been the only organization in Western New York to provide comprehensive services to victims of housing discrimination.