The Durham Library System will be hosting a film screening of "My Brooklyn: The Real Story Behind the Gentrification of America's Hippest City“ followed by a discussion titled "Gentrification or Economic Growth: Good or Bad?”
This movie and discussion will be a great way for Durham to learn about the common problems and solutions we share with Brooklyn with regard to economic inequality and the politics of urban development.
The Q&A session will feature special guests:
Kevin G. Montgomery, Brooklyn native and architect at O'Brien/Atkins Associates, PA
Sendolo Diaminah, community activist and organizer, People's Durham
Jarvis Hall, associate professor of political science at N.C. Central University.
"My Brooklyn" premiered at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival and won the Audience Award for documentary, and recently won Best Director and Best Documentary at the Red Hook International Film Festival.
Join the discussion at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Stanford Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.