• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"Decade of Fire" documentary film in the Central Library Auditorium

In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx. Abandoned by landlords and city officials, nearly a half million residents were displaced from their neighborhoods. With the help of fellow survivors, filmmaker and Bronx native Vivian Vazquez Irizarry tells the story of the residents who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their community.

There will be a panel discussion after the film with Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines; James Perry, president and CEO of the Urban League of Winston-Salem; George Redd, director of program services at Habitat for Humanity, Winston-Salem; and Dr. Keith Vareen, pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Kernersville.

This movie is part of the RiverRun Indie Lens Pop-Up series of documentaries, shown in partnership with the Forsyth County Public Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium.

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