Land of Opportunity

Date(s) - Thursday, September 20, 2012
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center


  • What kind of cities do we want to inhabit in the 21st century?

This question is analyzed through the eyes of urban planners, displaced residents, immigrant workers, developers, and community activists. As cities all over the world struggle to recover from economic, natural, or human-made disasters, the lessons of post-Katrina New Orleans become more urgent. This film utilizes diverse stories as a tool to galvanize and educate urban America around core urban issues of urban redevelopment, immigration, and affordable housing.

  • Approx. 60min.

This film screening is part of the “Courting Disaster: Neoliberal Politics and the City in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina” symposium.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Rhoda Rae Gutierrez, Educational Policy Studies and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy.

Poster: Land of Opportunity [PDF]

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095


UIC Honors College, the Office of Sustainability, Social Justice Initiative, and student organizations O.W.L.S. in C.U.S. and Mexican Students de Aztlan

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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