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Cooked: Survival By Zipcode - Film & Discussion
WHEN: Wed., Feb. 8, 6:00 pm
WHERE: Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts
Free parking nearby!
"In 1995, Chicago was hit by an extreme, record-breaking heat wave, so hot that roads melted, rail lines warped, and the lives of 739 residents were lost in a single week; mostly poor, African-American, and elderly residents. Using this tragedy as a springboard, this searing, offbeat doc connects the dots to more recent natural disasters, provocatively exploring the ways in which class, race and zip code predetermine our chances of survival during environmental crises and asking why we don't treat that as a disaster."
After the film, Dr Marcos Luna will facilitate a discussion and talk about how he and his team at Salem State are using mapping tools to identify communities vulnerable to climate change ahead of time and protect them, especially BIPOC communities.
Greenbelt also uses mapping tools to look at how best to deploy our resources to reach folks vulnerable to climate change in Essex County. Our GIS manager is working with Dr Luna to explore how to best apply those tools and integrate some of the work he's been doing.
This event is co-hosted by Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts.