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Documentary Screening - 'East of Liberty'

  • 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 4th floor, Union

A panel with Q&A will follow the screening. On the panel: Chris Ivey, documentarian; Alethea Sims, Coalition of Organized Residents of East Liberty; Randall Taylor, Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition (and former resident, Penn Plaza Apartments); Prof. Pamela E. Walck (Media Department); Prof. Andrew Simpson (History Department)

Chris Ivey is an award-winning filmmaker who after years of race discrimination in the Pittsburgh advertising industry ventured into documentary filmmaking to address his frustrations with racism in the city, and to serve as a conduit for its underserved Black community. He has been featured on NPR's Going There and has won an Addy award for his commercial filmmaking.

Ivey is esteemed internationally for his documentary series East of Liberty, which focuses on race, class, and gentrification fears. The East of Liberty series is a historical document and the only interactive documentation project in recent Pittsburgh history. The long-term goal of the project is to make future generations aware of hard issues that come with urban renewal and gentrification.

Light refreshments will be served after the film.
More information about the film is available at <eastofliberty.com>.

Sponsored by the McAnulty College, the Departments of English, Media, Sociology, and Political Science, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Public History Program at Duquesne University.

For more information about the event, please contact Prof. Judy Suh.