Join us for an in-depth look at the phenomenon of gentrification, as seen through changes in the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the United States: East Harlem. After a screening of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem, the floor will be opened for discussion. Presented by the Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council.
Panel members will include Susana Blankley, Director of Housing Organizing at New Settlement Apartments Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), Ryan Singer, Deputy Director of the Bronx Office of City Planning, Edwin Pagan, member of Seis del Sur, and Carlos Rivera of Picture the Homeless.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem is an in depth look at the phenomena of gentrification as seen through the change in the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 50 states; East Harlem. Join Congressman Charlie Rangel, Edwin Torres, writer of Carlito's Way, and a host of neighborhood activists, residents, and small business owners, as they debate the past, present, and future of their beloved Barrio.
1040 Lounge is made possible with support from The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer has been provided by Bronx Brewery. Generous support for Community and Outreach programs is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Booth Ferris Foundation.