How to Power a City Film Screening - Community Event
We are excited to announce our exclusive screening of, "How to Power a City", a documentary directed by Melanie LaRosa dedicated to raising awareness and fostering positive change in our community toward a clean energy future. Doors open at 6pm, Film starts at 6:30pm on July 1, 2023, at 181 E Buena Vista St, Highland Park, MI 48203, and highlights efforts of replacing 1000+ residential street lights removed by the electric monopoly DTE Energy in 2011 with community-owned solar street lights.
The screening will be co-hosted by Soulardarity and Parker Village, both featured in the film in a one-of-a-kind green space owned and operated by Parker Village. The film highlights the story along of Highland Park organizers, partners and residents fighting to replace 1000+ residential street lights removed by the electric monopoly DTE Energy in 2011 with community-owned solar street lights.
By attending the "How to Power a City" documentary screening, you will help us raise awareness, inspire action, and create a positive impact within our community. Together, let's shine a light on the issues that matter and work towards a brighter future for all.
About the Documentary:
"How to Power a City" is a powerful documentary that delves into the pressing issues affecting our community. Through heartfelt storytelling and thought-provoking narratives, this film sheds light on the challenges faced by marginalized individuals and the transformative efforts being undertaken to create a brighter future for all. "How To Power A City" provides a front-row seat to communities across the country battling fossil fuel dependence by bringing solar and wind projects to their hometowns. The film reveals how each community faces a variety of obstacles from corrupt and indifferent politicians, technological impasses, public ignorance, cost, to natural disasters.
How To Power A City Trailer [2:30 mins]
How You Can Help:
Buy Tickets & Invite others! Bit.ly/powercityfilmtickets
Don't plan to attend but want to support? Visit our iOBY page and check out our great donor incentives to get merch, reports and more! Ioby.org/project/how-power-city-exclusive-screening
Using the ioby platform (ioby stands for “in our backyards,”) and the Reimagining Communities Match Program we hope to fundraise and garner new supporters that will help push this work forward! The Reimagining Communities Match Program doubles donations for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) residents or BIPOC-led groups who crowdfund for projects that will radically reimagine public space or support the implementation of public infrastructure investment in their communities. $500 donations are doubled instantly!
Your generous contributions will directly contribute to covering event equipment, securing vendors, promoting the event, and ensuring accessibility for all attendee types.
181 E Buena Vista St
Highland Park, MI 48203
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