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“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.
The Center for the Healing of Racism will celebrate Asian-Asian Pacific Islander Month with a screening of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM. The 2016 documentary film by Steve James relates the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank,a family-owned community bank located in Manhattan’s Chinatown in New York City. Because it was deemed “small enough to jail” rather than “too big to fail”,Abacus became the only financial institution to actually face criminal charges following the subprime mortgage crisis. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival where it was firstrunner-up for the People’s Choice Award. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.
The film will be followed by a dialogue. Venue: 3412 Crawford Street (at Holman), Houston, TX 77004. The event is free and open to the public (first 45 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged. Registration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org calling (713) 520-8226. Space is limited to the first 45 reservations. Free parking is available across the street at Houston Community College lot #9. ttp://www.centerhealingracism.org/