Summer Movies Screening of Rubbertown - August 14, 2019

Join us for a screening of the environmental documentary Rubbertown on August 14, 2019 at West Harlem Piers Park. Come to learn about environmental justice issues and to take part in a special trivia activity to win free WE ACT prizes! You can complete the trivia at the event or online at weact.link/trivia14. We hope to see you there!

Rubbertown is a documentary about the Rubbertown neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky full of heavy industrial manufacturing plants and located near a power plant and toxic landfill site - all adjacent to residential neighborhoods. The documentary follows Monika Burkhead as she tries to move her entire home to another county after suffering years of leaks, spills, and occasional explosions at the nearby facilities, as well as heightened rates of cancer and respiratory illness. The film presents the perspectives of individuals varying in race, class, and regional affiliation, all within Louisville's borders. It offers perspectives from urban areas closer to the city occupied by Black residents, and rural areas further from the city center occupied by White residents. It brings to light issues surrounding toxic environments and the struggles that go along with living in these places.

WHEN
August 14, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
West Harlem Piers park
W 125 St & Marginal St
New York, NY 10027
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Charles Callaway ·
288 RSVPS
Soraya Shri-Pathman Christian Koumtog Rachel Pham Caroline King Cameron Fane Zeshawn Ali Nina Bernstein Ashley Benner Catherine Lavelle Aditi Varshneya Thomas Hickman Ella Chavers Moira Curtain Trevor Thompson Jennifer Scarlott Lucretia Scott Khyati Thakkar Troy Bullock maiz Rihan Andre Knoll Reality Wilson Zenaida Cordenas Andy Gustave Sakeya Stewart Michael Reid Bashir Muhammad Zenola W. Cadlett Junior Belliard Kenneth Bailey Jackie Gardner Darnell Speller Angela Harris Jethro Chappelle Earnestine B. Temple Daniel Santiago Matthew King Zakiya Markland Yemi Abioye Matthew Brissett Tisha Harkless Eric McBride Calvin Baker Joel Dixon Diana Davis Carolyn McBain Gloria Rodriguez Nakia Simmons Michael Clark

Who's RSVPing

Soraya Shri-Pathman
Christian Koumtog
Rachel Pham
Caroline King
Cameron Fane
Zeshawn Ali
Nina Bernstein
Ashley Benner
Catherine Lavelle
Aditi Varshneya
Thomas Hickman
Ella Chavers
Moira Curtain
Trevor Thompson
Jennifer Scarlott
Lucretia Scott
Khyati Thakkar
Troy Bullock

Will you come?