Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

261 days away !

Bianco Room at Pace University, New York City Campus

 
Watch a screening of the film City of Trees, a personal story about the struggle to achieve social, economic and environmental change during the worst recession in a generation. Following the film will be a dynamic conversation on themes including community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial justice and personal narratives with the film’s director, Lance Kramer.
 
FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE SERVED. 
 
About the film
Since 1990, the nonprofit Washington Parks & People has tried to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a “green” job-training program in communities hardest hit and had two years to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods. What sounds like a simple goal — putting people back to work by planting trees — becomes complicated by community tensions and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out.
 
To learn more about the film, visit www.cityoftreesfilm.com or watch the trailer below: