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On June 13th, Andrew Padilla, Director of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification In East Harlem and Welcome2TheBronx will be hosting a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion on gentrification.

Whether we like it or not, all eyes are set on The Bronx as one of the “last frontiers” for those seeking affordable rents yet convenient access to Manhattan.  This can create quite a difficult situation in the Bronx as we are the most rent burdened borough in New York City.  As new residents move in with better economic means, those with limited income and are more likely to be late on rent will find it harder and harder to stay in our borough.  Talks about developing the Special Harlem River Waterfront District are already happening without community input as to what we would like to see there.  What will happen then?

The event begins at 6:30PM and our panel will include:

Susanna Blankley, Director of Housing Organizing at the Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) at New Settlement Apartments

Ryan Singer, Deputy Director of The Bronx Office of City Planning

Edwin Pagán, a New York-based writer, photographer, filmmaker and cultural activist and member of the Seis del Sur collective. He produced the hard-hitting documentary Latinos Beyond Reel, and is currently in production on his signature project BRONX BURNING, a documentary that chronicles the rise, fall and resurrection of the South Bronx. Pagán is the founder-in-chief of LATIN HORROR, a website and online publication geared to the genre of Latin horror in all its forms. He is also writing a book on the subject titled “MIEDO – The History of Latin Horror

Carlos Rivera, of Picture The Homeless

The event is free admission and bar (donations suggested).

Seating is limited so you MUST RSVP FOR THIS EVENT!

 

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