Next up: “Transportation and Poverty”
Wednesday, September 27. 6:30 p.m.
at The Little Theatre #1
111,000 Monroe County residents live below the poverty line. 68,000 people in the city of Rochester (including over 50% of children) live in poverty. This event will explore the connection between poverty and transportation and some possible solutions.
Immediately following the films Evan Dawson, host of WXXI Connections will interview of our film participants, then follow up with local leaders live on stage.
Reserve your seat in advance with an online donation to Reconnect Rochester (suggested $5 – $25).
*No one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds, but seats will go quickly. Reserve your spot ahead of time.
About Rochester Street Films
This film series—produced in partnership with Floating Home Films—aims to identify, explain and discuss complex transportation concepts, and facilitate community conversation about the current state and future possibilities for mobility in Rochester.
Together with locally produced and archival short films, live panel discussions help to stimulate community conversation on a wide range of related topics including Rochester’s transportation history, bus transit system, cycling infrastructure, pedestrian life, street design, “car culture”, equity issues, urban sprawl, and more.
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We asked local filmmakers and ordinary citizens to share their perspective on what it’s like to get around Rochester without a car. No rules; No restrictions; No filter. Over the next few weeks we’ll share those films with you below.
And we’d like to ask for your help getting these films in front of as many people as we can. If you would like to host a mini screening of Rochester Street Films in your neighborhood, please contact us.
Ericka Jones, a Systems Advocate at Center for Disability Rights, focuses on a segment of our population often overlooked. For people with disabilities, Ericka shows us how running a simple errand requires careful planning days in advance. Ironically, even the streets themselves can become barriers to living a productive life.
Alex Freeman has previously made several films about local cyclists. With this project Alex attempts to understand why the automobile has had such a grip on the hearts and minds of Rochester commuters.
Nate Butler grew up around cars. Learning to work on them with his dad as a kid, he just figured that cars were the only way to get around. Now a student at R.I.T., Nate has taken up cross-country running and he’s learning something new about his community with every step.