Free and open to the public.
A short screening of the film, Displacement in Central City, New Orleans, a film by Trupania Bonner, will take place Monday, November 13th, 6:30 p.m. at the Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne Street. Bonner will be in attendance. A panel discussion follows, featuring Katherine Johnson, executive director of Harmony Neighborhood Development; Breonne Dedecker, project manager, Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative; Central City resident Saundra Reed, and Jarvis Lewis, Policy Analyst at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Candidates running for various offices will be invited to attend.
New Orleans is changing rapidly, and traditional African-American neighborhoods have lost many of their core residents and businesses. This represents a difficult transition for many Central City families, with housing becoming more expensive, childcare becoming more difficult to find, and the cost of living increasing.
With the runoff election happening later this month, this is an opportunity for the community to discuss how displacement of local residents is impacting the neighborhood, and what a new mayor and city council should consider for protecting Central City. All residents and stakeholders in the neighborhood are invited to view the documentary short and participate in the panel discussion. For details, call 504-569-9070.