Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Stream on PBS (free, no code needed), Panel discussion via zoom

Cost: Free - Zoom link will be given to registrants prior to event

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In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced an unthinkable disaster, when extremely high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of this tragic heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American.
When peeled away from the shocking headlines the story reveals the less newsworthy but long-term crisis of pernicious poverty, economic, and social isolation and racism. Cooked is a story about life, death, and the politics of crisis in an American city that asks the question: Was this a one-time tragedy, or an appalling trend?

Moderator:
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Executive Director, Women for a Healthy Environment

Panelists:
Ashleigh Deemer, Deputy Director, PennEnvironment
Natisha Washington, Environmental Justice Organizer, OnePA

Registration

Fee : Free - Zoom link will be given to registrants prior to event

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Location

Stream on PBS (free, no code needed), Panel discussion via zoom


Contact Information

Melody Harris
4123651578
m.harris@chatham.edu