Re-routing the Motor City
January 22nd, 2014 7:30 PM
Film Screening & Discussion
A Presentation of Arts and Labor Alternative Economies
Detroit, a City in Transformation
Matt Birkhold, Reg Flowers & Amaka Okechukwu
Join Arts and Labor Alternative Economies for a Screening of Paper Tiger Television's Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation followed by a round table discussion.
From food deserts, to the plans to “rightsize” the city, how are Detroiters responding to the localized failures of post-industrial global capitalism? How are they re-mediating the frontier mythologies perpetuated by the mainstream media that complement "creative class” policy promotion? With a critical lens on race and class dynamics, this documentary weaves together segments on Detroit’s labor history, the budding urban agriculture movement, a critical look at philanthro-capitalism and its relationship to redevelopment as well as media (mis)representations of a city in transformation.
Matt Birkhold, Executive Director at The Brecht Forum, Co-founder at Growing Roots National Organizing Committee at James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership.
Reg Flowers, Actor, Producer, Director, Playwright, Co-learning Facilitator, Grassroots Organizer.
Amaka Okechukwu, Co-founder of Growing Roots, and Doctoral Candidate of Sociology at New York University.
Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers