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Film screening: “We Can Do Better”

Event Date: April 22, 2023 - 7:00am

A collaboration between ECU Special Collections, the Phoenix Historical Society and producer Frederick Murphy, this documentary film explores the Kingsboro community’s win over environmental racism in 1995. Located outside Rocky Mount, Kingsboro was slated to get an IBP hog slaughterhouse before Citizens for Responsible Zoning stood against its construction, and the destruction it could have caused to the Tar River and the communities that rely on it.

Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell is one of many environmental storytellers featured in the short film that will be screened twice: at 11 a.m., April 22, at Carmon Auditorium, in the Edgecombe County Administration Building, 201 Andrew St., Tarboro, and 5:30 p.m., April 24, at the BlackBox Theater, ECU Main Campus Student Center, Greenville.

Both screenings will be followed by a panel discussion. For the Greenville screening, Jill will be a part of the panel discussion following the film.

Free to the public.

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