Screening: LOS SURES, a film that portrays Puerto Rican & Dominican neighborhood life in South Williamsburg

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February 15, 2017
United States
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Demographic History / Studies, Film and Film History, History Education, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

The Center on History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, is pleased to present a screening of Los Sures by director Diego Echeverria on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Produced in 1984, the film, which documents neighborhood life in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is an important record of the history of New York City and the communities of students we teach. The film is a complex and sensitive portrait of the everyday lives of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans living on the Southside of Williamsburg in the days before gentrification.

A panel discussion will follow with the Director; Christopher Allen, Executive Director, Living Los Sures; and Cynthia Copeland, Educator and Public Historian.

Admission is free.

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Sponsored by the Center on History and Education

Co-sponsors: Vice President's Office for Diversity and Community Affairs, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Department of Arts and Humanities, Program in History and Education, and Racial Literacy Roundtable.




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