Rochester Street Films: Transportation and Poverty

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Rochester Street Films: Transportation and Poverty

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening

Duration: 

120m

Rating: 

Not Rated

About the Film:

BACKGROUND:
111,000 Monroe County residents live below the poverty line. 68,000 people in the city of Rochester (including over 50% of children) live in poverty. This event will explore the connection between poverty and transportation and some possible solutions.

THE PROGRAM:
Reconnect Rochester's short film will focus on the lives of three Rochesterians... Cee Cee, Nassir, and Eve will give us a firsthand look at what life is like when you can barely afford to buy a bus pass, much less a car.

But first, Peter Nabozny will give a brief presentation of local data and statistics to help set the stage. Nabozny is the Early Childhood Policy Director for the Children’s Agenda and previously an Associate Principal at the Center for Governmental Research. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Reconnect Rochester.

After the movie, Evan Dawson, host of Connections on WXXI will conduct a live interview of our film participants and lead a panel discussion with local leaders including…

Dr. Leonard Brock
Director, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI)

Maggie Brooks
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Regional Transit Service (RTS)
Co-Chair, Transportation Work Group, RMAPI

Bill McDonald
Program Officer, United Way of Greater Rochester
Co-Chair, Transportation Work Group, RMAPI

GETTING TO THE EVENT:
Park your bike in our secure bike corral; ride RTS - Regional Transit Service & RTS Transit Center Route #31 or #57, or walk to The Little Theatre.

ADMISSION:
No one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds, but seats will go quickly. You can reserve your seat in advance with an online donation to Reconnect Rochester (suggested $5 - $25). Use this link.