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Please join the Urban Studies Program for a viewing of HBO's "Show Me a Hero," Episode 1.

Wednesday, October 28, 6:45pm (immediately following Program Planning meeting), Lehman 421.

The episode runs 55 minutes and we look forward to some discussion afterward.


"Show me a Hero" is an HBO mini-series based on a true - and local - story.

In an America generations removed from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized city [Yonkers] is faced with a federal court order to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.




Program Planning Meeting

October 28
6 PM
Lehman 421
Barnard Campus

Please join us for our Spring 2015 informational meeting, where we will give a general overview of the courses being offered next term, answer questions about our curricular requirements, and discuss the unique opportunities that the Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program has to offer.

All Urban Studies majors, faculty members, and prospective students are invited to attend.

Pizza and drinks will be served.