Environmental justice movie screening and dinner tonight

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen, Environmental Stewardship Committee, and the Sierra Club for this incredible film + dinner on Weds, March 6th at 6pm in Hagfors 150.
“In the 1920’s, Rondo, Saint Paul’s largest African American neighborhood, was flourishing. With music, theatre, African American newspapers, and businesses booming, the community was thriving—until September of 1956, when construction of Interstate 94 tore through the Rondo community. Rondo homeowners resisted the construction, and protests began. Residents were forcefully removed from their homes. Thousands of Rondo homeowners were displaced. Homes and successful businesses were demolished, and a community was torn apart.
The construction of 94 shattered homes, businesses, and families. It did not shatter Rondo’s spirit”

Please stick with us after the film for a discussion of the issues presented in “Rondo Beyond The Pavement” as well as a chance to have a conversation with different grassroots activists taking action in our communities.