23 May Summer 2017 Meetup
Date: Tuesday, May 30
Location: Manuel’s Tavern
Join us on Tuesday, May 30th at Manuel’s Tavern from 7 to 9 for the summer Atlanta Studies Meetup. These quarterly meetings showcase Atlanta-focused projects and bring together a group of folks interested in our city. We will provide a few snacks. Buy your own drinks.
For this event, we will show a couple of short films from the Atlanta Housing Authority from 1940 about the construction of Atlanta’s public housing. This will be followed by a panel discussion about the past, present, and future state of public and affordable housing in Atlanta. Our speakers:
Screenshot of 1940 Atlanta Housing Authority film.
Katie Schank’s current work explores the vital role of images and public relations in the history of Atlanta’s public housing and investigates how the city’s public housing was not only a physical place and a social program but how it became a cultural commodity. This past year, she was a Visiting Fellow at Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.