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Indie Lens Pop-Up


Monday, January 29, 2023 | 6:30pm

Little Theatre 5 – The Jack Garner Theatre (details)

Seats are first come, first served

Join WXXI for a special FREE screening and discussion of Razing Liberty Square, a film by Katja Esson.  Liberty City, Miami, was home to one of the oldest segregated public housing projects in the U.S. Now with rising sea levels, the neighborhood’s higher ground has become something else: real estate gold. Wealthy property owners push inland to higher ground, creating a speculators’ market in the historically Black neighborhood previously ignored by developers and policy-makers alike.

Note: This is an hour-long edited version of the full series

The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

Panelists: Scott C. Benjamin, President & CEO, Charles Settlement House & Community Place of Greater Rochester; Dr. LaShunda Leslie-Smith, DSW, LMSWExecutive Director, Connected Communities, Inc.

About the series

Indie Lens Pop-Up

WXXI is proud to host a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series. Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up. Held at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY), these free screenings will be followed by lively panel discussions to encourage dialogue on social issues. Seats are first come, first served.