Brick City: The Story of Newark

A screening and panel discussion of "Brick City", an award-winning documentary series that captures the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer, stronger place to live, occurred in the John F. Kennedy, Jr, Forum at Harvard Kennedy School on February 22, 2011.

While the series focuses on how Newark’s citizens and its Mayor, Cory A. Booker fight to raise the city out of nearly a half century of violence, poverty and corruption, the issues facing Newark are similar to those in many other older industrial cities as well. 

  • Garry McCarthy, Newark’s Public Safety Director and friend of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard Kennedy School is featured prominently in the series.