Big Charity Film Screening & Panel with Housing Justice Advocates
Join Director Alex Glustrom, Blights Out and Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative for a screening of Big Charity, a film about the closure of America’s oldest hospital and the long-lasting impacts in New Orleans
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
Join Director Alex Glustrom, Blights Out and Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI) for a screening of Big Charity, a film about the closure of America’s oldest hospital and the long-lasting impacts in New Orleans- in particular the residents of MidCity. The film illuminates the fight to keep Charity’s patients alive during Hurricane Katrina, and the fight to keep Charity itself alive after the storm.
There is a suggested sliding donation of $5 – $10 at the door- proceeds from this event will go to JPNSI, a housing and community development non-profit committed to creating sustainable, democratic, and economically just neighborhoods and communities. JPSNI develops permanently affordable housing using the community land trust model trust (CLT) model in MidCity. One of the biggest changes in MidCity, post-Katrina, was the demolition of hundreds of homes to make way for two new hospital developments, while only blocks away Charity Hospital remained shuttered.
Come out to learn about the rich and powerful history of Charity Hospital, the fight to save it and preserve a neighborhood, and support the development of permanently affordable housing in MidCity.
Panelists will be announced soon!
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