2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How Music and Storytelling Can Inspire Social Change

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St

The lack of affordable rental homes in America is a complex problem without a silver-bullet solution. But unlike such issues as health care and the environment, rental housing is largely absent from the national agenda. Instead, the struggles of 11 million Americans families who can barely make rent play out behind closed doors. Much like the rent parties of the 1920s, where jazz musicians performed in homes while neighbors passed the hat to help families make rent, this presentation from a film director and a national advocate will explore how storytelling and music can help struggling families -- and illuminate the need for affordable rental housing nationwide.

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Angela Boyd at SXSW

Angela Boyd

Managing Dir of the Make Room Campaign

Enterprise Community Partners

After working on Capitol Hill and at ABC News, Angela launched Make Room to advocate for people whose voices need to be heard by policymakers and the media. She makes films, talks with families str...

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Paul Bozymowski at SXSW

Paul Bozymowski



Paul is an award-winning director and cinematographer who works across a variety of diverse media formats including long form television, short films, commercials, live theatrical multimedia, and c...

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