Opening Acts: August 20, 2020

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August 21, 2020

Fair Housing Film Festival to Showcase FHJC- Related Documentaries


The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is thrilled to be participating in The Baltimore Office of Equity and Civil Rights’s first ever Fair Housing Film Festival, which will be presented online from August 24 through August 28.

This exciting event will feature documentaries, panel discussions, a student film contest, feature films, and “breathtaking original content.”

Two of the featured documentaries have connections to FHJC. A Matter of Place will be shown at noon on Tuesday August 25, followed by a panel discussion featuring FHJC Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Waletzko, and FHJC Board Member Michelle Sullivan, who also appears in the film.

FHJC Board Member and former Chair Gene Capello appears in Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story, which will be shown on Thursday August 27 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Capelloand Producer/Director William Kavanagh will join the panel discussion following the screening.

The event promises to be an exciting opportunity to come together over issues of discrimination and segregation, where viewers and participants alike will be inspired to renew their commitment to justice.

For more details on the festival and information on how to attend online, visit

This event made possible by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The mission of the FHJC, a nonprofit civil rights organization, is to eliminate housing discriminatinon; promote policies and programs that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws in the New York City region.