Cooked: Survival by Zip Code Harlem Film Screening & Panel Discussion

WE ACT has partnered with the Climate Film Festival along with the Maysles Documentary Center to host a free screening of  Cooked: Survival by Zip Code, a documentary on the deadly 1995 Chicago heatwave by filmmaker Judith Helfand. The April 26th event will begin with a reception at 6:00 PM, a screening of this powerful environmental justice documentary at 7:00 PM, and then a panel discussion about the disproportionate impacts of extreme heat at 8:30 PM. Peggy Shepard will provide opening remarks and Caleb Smith will moderate the panel featuring Elijah Hutchinson, Executive Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice (MOCEJ); Leslie Vasquez, Clean Air Project Organizer at South Bronx Unite; and Kim Knowlton, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Join us on April 26 at the Maysles Documentary Center, located at 343 Malcolm X Boulevard (between West 127th & 128th Streets). Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP.

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