Cooked: Survival by Zip Code Screening

Please join us for a Boston community summit and screening of Judith Helfand's award-winning documentary Cooked: Survival by Zipcode, adapted from Eric Klinenberg's groundbreaking book Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago that focused on the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave.

The focus of this gathering is to explore and discuss the power of social cohesion, radical resilience, and the critical everyday work of community-based organizations in the face of, and in the wake of, climate change disasters – as it will specifically play out in the neighborhoods of Greater Boston.

There will be a discussion panel after the film featuring director and producer Judith Helfand, Northeastern University professor Daniel Aldrich, Dwaign Tyndal the executive director of Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), Courtney Grey the director of trauma services from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Mela Miles from ACE, Nancy Smith the program manager for community engagement at the BPHC, and Northeastern University professor Steve Flynn.


  • September 27, 2019 at 11:00am – 2pm
  • Cabral Center at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute
    40 Leon St
    Boston, MA 02115
    United States
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  • 2 people are going
  • Mela Bush-Miles
Ella Noor

Will you come?