Building A Movement: A Nickel City Film Series

Tuesday, July 5th, 8:10 pm- WGRZ CHANNEL 2 NORTH BUFFALO NEWS
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Submitted by Katie Riznyk, Topics: Arts, Culture, Events, News

Local Community Development Corporation Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) began presenting their first ever film series, titled “Building a Movement: A Nickel City Film Series” this June. The series, running through July, has shown three great films so far.

While many of Heart of the City’s programs address quality, affordable housing development, we also strive to provide events and activities that help build a strong, sustainable community.  “Building a Movement: A Nickel City Film Series” looks at other issues hindering sustainable communities in Buffalo. Held at the Theatre of Youth/Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, on Wednesday nights during the months of June and July, the community is invited to come to a free screening of five documentaries that focus on social issues relevant to Buffalo. These documentaries look at gentrification, community gardens, refugee resettlement and health-care and educational inequalities. Following each screening, a panel of local educators and leaders will discuss these issues raised by the films. This informative event, open to the public, will serve as a platform for our community to discuss these prominent issues in our City.

As part of Building A Movement: A Nickel City Film Series, HOCN will be screening the documentary Welcome to Shelbyville at the Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen Street, at 7:00pm.

This documentary by Kim A. Snyder looks at the small southern town of Shelbyville, Tennessee. Just a stone’s throw away from Pulaski, Tennessee (the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan), longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.

This event is free and open to all,  with donations welcome.

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