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City College of New York

259 Convent Avenue

Shepard Hall Room 290/291

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The story behind the burning of the Bronx during the 1970s as nearly a quarter million people lost their homes, and the struggle to resist.

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In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Latino residents bore the blame.

Join us in screening this documentary that uncovers the hidden truth. Decade of Fire offers the emergence of a new narrative for the South Bronx and places like it across the nation. Co-directors Bronx native Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran will speak with the film.

Presented by Third World Newsreel, the Documentary Forum at CCNY, the Black Studies Program at CCNY and Black Public Media.

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City College of New York

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Shepard Hall Room 290/291

New York, NY 10031

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