Get out, Roosevelt Island!
We are thrilled to organize a free community screening of Jordan Peele’s film Get Out, with a panel discussion to follow. If you haven’t seen the movie, while the horror plot points are fantastical, it offers a very real commentary on the issues at hand. The recent community discussion brought differing perspectives to the surface about liberal racism and the violence that lurks beneath the surface of seemingly idyllic small towns, like ours. For the first time in a while, there are a lot of people emotionally invested in a conversation about what the future of our neighborhood is, and who ought to be included. Our vision for the panel discussion is to open up a discourse on the history of Roosevelt Island, and provide a platform for a lot of different voices to imagine together what a more inclusive community could look like.