“What if…” Films for Fall


On October 16 at 6:00 pm there will be “FROM THE GROUND UP: Economic Growth Powered by Community Strengths,” Short Films & Discussion in partnership with
the Urban Jobs Task Force.

NOTE: This event will occur at Southwest Community Center,  401 South Ave.

There are programs across the country such as Tulsa’s Real Estate Fund, the first African American owned crowdfunding platform revitalizing an urban community, and PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone, combining green affordable housing construction and job training, that promote economic growth. Syracuse’s Urban Jobs Task Force will ask “What if we tried this in Syracuse?”

On November 8 at 6:30, “Resilience: The Science of Stress and the Biology of Hope,” will be screened in partnership with the Onondaga Health Department.

NOTE: This event will take place at the Institute of Technology at Central High School (ITC) 258 East Adams St.
About the Film:
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

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