Women's Voices Racial Justice Movie Club
Join Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7 p.m.

Racial Justice Movie Club Video Selection-
"Cooked: Survival by Zip Code"

Participants should plan to watch the video prior to the discussion. Due to time constraints and potential copyright issues, this event will not include a shared viewing of the selected video. Instead, the May 5 Zoom will focus on discussion of the video.

Watch "Cooked: Survival by Zip Code" on PBS here: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/cooked-survival-by-zip-code/
or on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/uy5O1DxeqG0?t=1

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. Judith Helfand’s "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. "Cooked" shines a light on the issues of poverty, race, class, and education that underlie how natural disasters take lives. Helfand’s main thesis is that we should reconsider how we define the word “disaster” to encompass the issues that face a community before a heat wave or hurricane hits it.

Please register for discussion below. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

For questions regarding the Racial Justice Movie Club: Contact Becky Clausen, beckyhclausen+rjbc@gmail.com or call Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice at 314-730-0471.
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