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June 13, 2018

I’m excited to announce the upcoming launch of WordToRI.com, a new digital platform for the Roosevelt Island community to weigh in on critical topics of racial justice, immigration, disability, as well as gender and radical inclusion. 

The Get Out! film screening and panel discussion on April 15 raised several important questions and perspectives. Unfortunately, the audience interest in participating exceeded the available time we had for discussion. 

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May 2, 2018

The Sunday, April 15, screening of Get Out! provided an incredible opportunity to watch a horror film on white supremacy with an intergenerational cross-section of the Island. The Howe Theatre was packed with members of the Roosevelt Island Parents Network; the Japanese Parent Network; members of the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian communities; young professionals; Coler Open Doors Project participants; high school students; college students; Girl Scou...

March 29, 2018

I’m thrilled to help organize a free community screening of Jordan Peele’s film Get Out, with a panel discussion to follow, facilitated by a moderator. The screening will take place on April 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Cultural Center’s Howe Theater (548 Main Street). Everyone is welcome, however please note that the film is rated R. 

If you haven’t seen the movie, I strongly recommend it because while the horror plot points are fantastical, it offers v...

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