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COOKED: Survival by Zip Code?
September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- “Cooked chronicles the painful truth that waiting for the government can be hazardous to your health. The twin vulnerability of poverty and race placed African Americans at special risk in the 1995 Chicago heat wave. In America, zip code is more important than genetic code and some people and communities have the wrong complexion for protection.”
Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Professor,
Urban Planning and Environmental Policy,
Texas Southern University,
Author, Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina
Join the Eastern Queens Alliance this Friday, at the Idlewild Environmental Center for the screening of , COOKED: Survival by Zip Code?
The film exposes the intersectionality of zip code, extreme weather, resilience and recovery as it tells the story of Chicago in 1995 when that city faced one of the worst heat disasters in U.S. history.
Devastating weather events resulting from climate change are occurring all over the globe. We’ve experienced Hurricanes like Sandy and Ida. We’ve endured heavy snowfall in the winter and extreme heat in the summer. Who suffers more from these events. Let’s think and talk about it.