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+ Add to Calendar 04/20/2021 11:30AM 04/20/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code Watch the film for free HEREIn 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 .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28194 Stream on PBS (free, no code needed), Panel discussion via zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

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Watch the film for free HEREIn 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 ...