MHSA member agency Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) will host a screening of UNDER THE BRIDGE: The Criminalization of Homelessness on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harvard University Science Center, Hall D.
The screening is open to the public. The Harvard University Science Center is located at 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138.
UNDER THE BRIDGE: The Criminalization of Homelessness is a film about the plight of a homeless camp under threat of closure by the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The Davidson St. homeless camp is a community, bordering on family, for the 60-70 camp residents. The community includes the volunteers, many of them church activists, who come on a regular basis to help and befriend the campers. UNDER THE BRIDGE highlights a group of citizens that represent a class of people American society has left behind. As we get to know these residents, and hear their intimate stories, it becomes apparent that in addition to not having homes or jobs, most are battling addiction, mental illness or both. City Hall and many business leaders are hostile to the camp’s existence. As the summer heats up, a showdown is inevitable.
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