While many of Heart of the City’s programs address quality, affordable housing development, we also strive to provide events and activities that help build a strong, sustainable community. This summer, Heart of the City is introducing Building a Movement: A Nickel City Film Series. This series will take place at Buffalo’s Theatre of Youth (Allendale Theatre) during the months of June and July in 2011. The event is free and open to the public.
Five documentaries will be featured focusing on various subjects and urban issues relevant to Buffalo. Topics will include gentrification, health care inequalities, community gardens, land-use policies, housing codes, refugee resettlement, public education, and shaping the future of our city. Following each screening, a panel of local leaders and educators will participate in a discussion on issues raised by the film. During this time, community members will be encouraged to ask questions to our panel members.
Heart of the City believes that when residents are committed to and take pride in the neighborhood they live in, as well as the people and services within that neighborhood, their community is able to flourish and grow stronger. The goal of this series is to provide an informative event for the public and promote conversation around these issues, encouraging creative, community-driven response. It will be an opportunity for voices from our community to be heard and ideas for change to be shared.
Our first screening, featuring the documentary Flag Wars, is tonight! Don’t miss out on this great event!