While set decades ago in Yonkers, New York, the true story dramatized in HBO’s new miniseries Show Me a Hero is timely. Airing just months after a historic Supreme Court decision on fair housing and new regulations from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the miniseries reminds us how long Americans have fought over race, class, and space.
On Sunday, September 27, the Urban Institute screened a segment of Show Me a Hero and discussed housing segregation and policies used to combat it with HUD secretary Julián Castro, Show Me a Hero producer David Simon, and other fair housing experts.
Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute
Clayton LeBouef, actor, Show Me a Hero
- Segment of Show Me a Hero
Julián Castro, secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
David Simon, executive producer and writer, Show Me a Hero, HBO
James Perry, former executive director, New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
Margery Austin Turner, senior vice president for program planning and management, Urban Institute
Moderator: Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute