Nov 11

Decade of Fire: Stay, Fight, Build

at Event Oval, The Diana Center
  • Add to Calendar 2019-11-11 18:30:00 2019-11-11 18:30:00 Decade of Fire: Stay, Fight, Build Throughout the 1970s, while fires consumed the South Bronx, black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the devastation even as they battled daily to save their neighborhoods. In Decade of Fire, Bronx-born filmmaker and activist Vivian Vázquez Irizarry pursues the truth surrounding the fires, uncovering policies of racism and neglect that still shape our cities and offering hope to communities on the brink today. Following the screening, Irizarry will join Marc Dones, Amanda Andere, and Gregory Jost for a discussion with the audience. Event Oval, The Diana Center Barnard barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com UTC public

Throughout the 1970s, while fires consumed the South Bronx, black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the devastation even as they battled daily to save their neighborhoods. In Decade of Fire, Bronx-born filmmaker and activist Vivian Vázquez Irizarry pursues the truth surrounding the fires, uncovering policies of racism and neglect that still shape our cities and offering hope to communities on the brink today. Following the screening, Irizarry will join Marc Dones, Amanda Andere, and Gregory Jost for a discussion with the audience.