Unity Dinners Film - Chicago Community Screening

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:00 pm

Lawndale Christian Health Center
3750 W. Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL
A free screening for the community of the Unity Dinners project, a short documentary film made by Kartemquin in collaboration with Free Spirit Media, Enlace Chicago and Firehouse Community Arts Center. The Unity Dinners project saw 15 leaders and community members from Little Village and North Lawndale will sit down to dinner over a series of months as a way to break down the barriers around segregation in Chicago between the black and Latino communities. These community members vary in age, from 17 to 70 years of age, as well as education levels, and language. They enjoy a dinner prepared in a healthy way by one of the participants which reflects that participants culture. During the event the community members are engaged in presentations and conversations that seek to promote a healthy lifestyle and that creates opportunities for people to build strong relationships by examining the cultural differences and community similarities. The goal of the dinners is to develop and sustain long term relationships across neighborhoods, promote healthy habits and lifestyles, and create an example for other communities to replicate. Find out more. Zak Piper was the lead producer of the project, which included teens from Free Spirit Media as part of the production team.