WHAT: Premiere of “Providence Lost” Film and Panel Discussion
DATE: Monday June 3, 2019
TIME: 6:30PM – 8:30PM
PLACE: 20 North Main St. Providence (RISD Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium)


Join Signs of Providence and members of the housing community in Rhode Island for the screening of a short film on evictions and the housing crisis, followed by a panel and public conversation.

Free and open to the public

“Providence Lost,” a short nonfiction film, follows a family undergoing an eviction and their subsequent search for a new home. In 2018, the Trottiers were one of more than 13,000 households to be evicted in Rhode Island. Their struggle against soaring rents and a dysfunctional safety net is shared by a majority of renters across the state. This portrait of a city divided, caught between the promise of glamorous development and the reality of our current housing crisis, forces us to reckon with the human cost of change, and asks us to imagine the possibility of a city for all.


Film by:
Oscar Dupuy d’Angeac

Produced by:
Signs of Providence

Event co-hosted by:
Housing Network of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

The Metcalf Auditorium and Chace Center lobby are wheelchair accessible. There is no on-site parking for RISD Museum. Metered parking is available on streets in the vicinity and there are paid lots in the area.

If you or a guest need any accommodations to enjoy the event, or you have questions, please contact Katie West at kwest@housingnetworkri.org or (401) 721-5680 x 37.

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