Join Know Your City for a screening of the new short documentary Why We Stay followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and members of the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, the organization featured in the film.
About Why We Stay
During the 1970s and 80s the South Bronx was subject to borough-wide poverty, crime, and arson. Amidst the chaos, a community improvement organization named Banana Kelly emerged, helping to end destruction and revitalize communities. After decades of steady recovery, South Bronx residents are now being threatened by another destructive force; gentrification. As renters and businesses push northward from Manhattan, Bronx natives are faced with new challenges as they struggle with escalating rent prices, communal fragmentation, and forced removal.
We will meet in Gallatin’s 5th Floor Student Lounge. Food provided!
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