A film on revitalizing Lord Selkirk Park – free screening

The Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies invites all to a free public screening of A Good Place to Live, followed by a Q and A discussion with Lord Selkirk Park community members and Professor Jim Silver. 

Directed by Ian Mauro and Jim Silver, the film about Lord Selkirk Place, a public housing initiative in Winnipeg’s North End, explores the successful renewal of this inner-city community “from within”. This was once “housing of last resort” for its many Indigenous residents who lived in a concentrated and racialized form of poverty. To overcome these issues, various community leaders, academics and government partners began a revitalization process, and have demonstrated that public housing can be a “Good Place to Live”.

This film engages community members about their experiences transforming Lord Selkirk Park and their very lives in the process.

 DATE:                    Monday, February 12, 2018

 TIME:                     7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

 LOCATION:         University of Winnipeg
                                 Eckhardt Gramatté Hall
                                 3rd floor, Centennial Hall

“If we could turn things around in Lord Selkirk Park, given what a challenging neighbourhood it was, then we could turn things around anywhere” – Jim Silver

 

 

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