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What Happened To Jackson Avenue? Film Screening and Talk-Back
As part of its cross-disciplinary lecture series, the Urban Studies program will be screening a documentary film followed by a discussion and Q&A. The film, titled What Happened to Jackson Avenue?, is set in Jersey City and was produced by Brook Hansen, an alumna of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Public Engagement.
Now known as Martin Luther King Drive, Jackson Avenue used to be one of the main community and commercial corridors of Jersey City. Parades, commerce, recreation and a tight-knit, multi-racial community used to thrive where there is now an overwhelming presence of blight, disinvestment, limited commerce and community alienation. This summer, 17 youth set out to investigate what happened to Jackson Avenue.
To see the trailer, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TswrYETk4is.
Bark Orientation Room, main floor, 2 West 13th Street
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
For questions about the event, contact Brandon Fischer at (212) 229-8590 x2784.