Science of The Living City Presents: City of Trees: A Film Screening

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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Join us at Pace University to watch City of Trees and participate in a dynamic conversation on themes including community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial justice and personal narratives. Other related themes of urban forestry, economic recovery and reinvestment, and education offer the opportunity to engage a diverse audience with broad perspectives.

The City of Trees film is an award-winning documentary telling a deeply personal story about environmental justice, green jobs, and the ‘messy truths’ behind the fight for social change. This story centers on the efforts undertaken by the nonprofit Washington Parks & People (WPP) to improve a neighborhood park in Washington D.C, while operating a green jobs training program to provide employment opportunities for local residents.

Previous screening of this remarkable film held in other cities like Los Angeles, California have been accompanied by reflective conversations on economic disparities and income inequality. For the New York City film screening we will focus on the green jobs landscape and discuss comminalties as well as contrasts drawn between New York City and the Washington D.C. story being told.

Panel Moderator: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service

Panelists

  • Lance Kramer, Film Director
  • Elizabeth Ehrlich, NYC Parks
  • Wesley Booker, Green City Force
  • Nicole Roy-Henderson, NYC Parks
  • Migdalia Taveras, Sustainable South Bronx

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Location

Pace University
3 Spruce Street
Manhattan
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Location Details:
This event is located on the first floor.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

NYC Urban Field Station

Categories

Nature, Talks

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