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Becoming Informed: Film Screening of Decades of Fire

Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The BCC President’s Conversation Series and BCC Reads invite all in the community to:
Decade of Fire: The South Bronx is Burning
Screening and Talkback with Director Vivian Vázquez Irizarry
Tuesday November 19, 2019 12pm to 2:30pm
Hall of Fame Playhouse

In the 1970s, the South Bronx was burning. Nearly half a million people were displaced as the city government abandoned them. While government policies caused the devastation, the neighborhood’s Black and Puerto Rican communities were blamed. Bronx-born Director Vivian Vázquez Irizarry reveals the truth in this documentary, and tells the story on how communities came together and resisted.

Co-sponsored by the BCC President’s Conversation Series and BCC Reads.

Contact: Mara Lazda mara.lazda@bcc.cuny.edu (History) and Prithi Kanakamedala prathibha.kanakamedala@bcc.cuny.edu (History)

For more on the film: http://decadeoffire.com/about-the-film/

For engagement guide, see: https://131eb892-8709-d435-ebb1-b02fa4c1196a.filesusr.com/ugd/910351_97ab3c2ad0cd4cf19e8db19634129cf1.pdf

BCC Reads Book for 2019-2020: Michelle Obama’s Becoming.

For more information or to join BCC Reads, contact co-chairs Dr. Monique Guishard (monique.guishard@bcc.cuny.edu) or Dr. Jillian Hess (jillian.hess@bcc.cuny.edu)


Nov 19
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Roscoe C. Brown Student Center, Room 211A
2155 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

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