Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film "Raised/Razed"
Join us at PVCC for a special screening and discussion of the documentary film “Raised/Razed.”
This special screening and discussion with the filmmakers, Lorenzo Dickerson and Jordy Yager, allows for a unique opportunity to dive into the history of the Vinegar Hill area and the minds of the writers and directors. The discussion will be moderated by PVCC Assistant Professor of Political Science and Civic Engagement Coordinator Connie Jorgensen.
“Raised/Razed” is a documentary feature film about the lasting effects of the federally-backed and locally-executed Urban Renewal program, through the lens of Vinegar Hill, a large African American neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. For 100 years Vinegar Hill thrived as the center of business, education, religious and cultural life, until — like hundreds of Black communities across America — it was destroyed. “Raised/Razed” draws the connection between Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood and Durham, North Carolina’s Hayti neighborhood, which was also destroyed, to show how Urban Renewal generationally transformed the lives of people across the country. The film leaves viewers with the question of repair and what can be done to reckon with this painful history.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should park in LOT 2, in the visitors area (back row of the lot).
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