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