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Free screening of COOKED: Survival by Zip Code

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 6 p.m . to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster Street

WHAT: In COOKED: Survival by Zip Code, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave -- in which 739 mostly black, elderly, and poor Chicagoans died during the course of one week-- deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries: disaster preparedness.

Along the way, Helfand forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity, and extreme racism, daring to ask: what if a zip code was just a routing number and not a life-or-death sentence?

All Evanston residents are invited to attend the screening and panel discussion that follows, to join the conversation tackling some of the city’s most pressing issues around housing affordability, energy efficiency, and climate resiliency in Evanston.

The panelists:

• Rev. Deborah Scott, MDiv., MPA, Pastor, Ebenezer AME -Evanston IL • Dr. Tiffany McDowell, PhD., YWCA Evanston/North Shore • Jane Grover, Chair, Equity and Empowerment Commission

To register, click here.

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