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A little over a year ago in December of 2013, the Bronx Documentary Center held its first ever Gentrification Conference (which received heavy media attention from NY1, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, TimeOut New York, Gothamist, DNAinfo, and The Daily News.

 

During that first initial conference, we talked about the many issues and pending developments in The Bronx. Now this year’s conference will be solution-oriented focused on the issues surrounding the controversial topic.

 

Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED and you must purchase tickets in advance.  If you are a Bronx resident and cannot purchase a ticket in advance, there will be a total of 15 tickets at the door exclusively for Bronx residents ONLY and will be available at a discount of $7.  A valid ID showing your Bronx address must be presented so that we can ensure that these tickets go to Bronx residents ONLY.

UPDATE: Due to a huge response for the gentrification conference, we are no longer holding 15 tickets at the door on the day of the event for Bronx residents who cannot purchase tickets online. Instead, we are asking that those interested in the 15 tickets to kindly purchase them at the BDC BEFORE the 17th. You can do so Mon – Fri between Noon and 6pm. Please call us at (718) 993-3512 to make sure tickets are still available before coming.

 

More information straight from the BDC below including links to purchase your tickets as well as the schedule of events for the conference.

 

Our second annual gentrification conference at the BDC will provide South Bronx residents with the opportunity to learn about and discuss issues surrounding gentrification. The conversation will focus on solutions to gentrification.Please note due to interest you must purchase an advance ticket to attend. Thank you for your understanding.
PURCHASE TICKETS AT:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/11482054:00PM: Before and after photo slideshow of the Bronx. Featuring work from: Jika González, Edwin Torres, Berthland Tekyi-Berto, Austin Crimmins, Mansura Khanam, and David Delgado4:15PM: Photographer Burroughs Lamar slideshow and talk.5:00PM: My Brooklyn Screening
A documentary about the ways public policy is fueling gentrification and displacement in Brooklyn by director Kelly Anderson and producer Allison Lirish Dean.

6:30PM: Panel discussion with director of My Brooklyn Kelly Anderson and Professor Michael Partis (additional panelists to be announced shortly).

About the Panelists:
Michael Partis (https://medium.com/@chewitblingon) is an applied anthropologist and instructor in the Center for Ethnic Studies at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is Chief Research and Policy Officer for Young Movement Inc., where he works on community-based economic development. He also is the co-founder and co-director of The Bronx Brotherhood Project, a community-based youth development program designed to provide college readiness and adult male mentorship to low-income Bronx Black and Latino high school males. Michael is the founder of the Hip-Hop Thought Project (http://smartpawns.tumblr.com/)

Kelly Anderson’s most recent film is My Brooklyn, a documentary about gentrification and the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn. Her other work includes Never Enough, a documentary about clutter, collecting and Americans’ relationships with their stuff, and Every Mother’s Son, a documentary she made with Tami Gold about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on police reform. Every Mother’s Son won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, aired on POV, and was nominated for a national Emmy for Directing. Kelly’s other documentaries include Out At Work (also with Tami Gold), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on HBO. She is a Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY).

Suggested donation: $15, $7 Bronx residents, 18 and under free.

The Bronx Documentary Center is located at 614 Courtlandt Avenue at the corner of E 151st Street and is easily accessible by subway at the 2/5 trains at 3rd Avenue and 149th Street or a number of buses such as the 2, 4, 15, 19, 41, SB41, or by car.  A 24 hour parking lot is located directly adjacent to the BDC.

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