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2nd Annual Bronx Gentrification Conference
Bronx Documentary Center
Bronx, NY
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2nd Annual Bronx Gentrification 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.

4:00PM: Before and after photo slideshow of the Bronx.

4:15PM: 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.

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.


Bronx Documentary Center (View)
614 Courtlandt Ave
Bronx, NY 10451
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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