The Hill Documentary

A picture of serveral houses with boards covering their windows in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven.
Event time: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op See map
138 Bradley St
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Set upon building a new school, the city of New Haven claims eminent domain over the Upper Hill neighborhood. While the city argues the building of the new school corresponds to a need for better school facilities, the residents of the area, mostly struggling low-income African-American families, say the decision corresponds to the city’s determination to sanitize the neighborhood in the proximity of the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Together with the help of community leaders and a civil rights lawyer, the unlikely group of neighbors decides to contest the city’s claim and take the case to federal court. The Hill is a fascinating look at the complex issues surrounding urban planning, gentrification and economic renewal.

Free and open to the public. Location is wheelchair accessible.

Event Type: 
Education/Speakers
Event Source: 
Community Group
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Alumni
Faculty/Staff