LM Live is a programming initiative designed by the Downtown Alliance to bring the Lower Manhattan community together around events that highlight the talent, innovation, history and culture of the neighborhood.
Since 2022, LM Live has hosted 30-plus virtual and in-person events, including industry leadership panels, women’s programming, film screenings, professional development workshops and more.
February 22: New York on Film: “I Am Not Your Negro” with Dagmawi Woubshet
On February 22, join the Downtown Alliance as we present the award-winning 2016 documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” a profound exploration of race, power, and American history through the lens of the incomparable author and essayist James Baldwin. A prophetic and passionate voice in the history of American letters, Baldwin’s powerful words illuminate much about our present circumstance. Immerse yourself in the poetic and thought-provoking narrative crafted from Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, where he reflects on the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Following the screening, stay with us for an engaging talkback session featuring Professor Dagmawi Woubshet, an esteemed scholar, writer, and translator who has focused on Baldwin in his career and whose work broadly lies at the intersection of African American, LGBTQIA+, and African studies. The conversation will navigate through the film’s compelling themes, dissecting the layers of Baldwin’s insights and their implications for our contemporary understanding of race, equality, and social justice.
Tickets are $5 and include popcorn and a beverage. All proceeds will be donated to Philabundance.
March 7: Redefining the Concrete Jungle: NYC as a Model for Sustainable Urban Development
With our skyscrapers, congested streets and limited pockets of green space, New York City might not fit your typical image of a sustainability hub. But it turns out that this dense urban landscape provides a living laboratory for testing and implementing sustainable initiatives, from green infrastructure projects to renewable energy innovations. (The robust public transit options that keep our emissions down don’t hurt, either!)
On March 7, join the Downtown Alliance for a discussion with the innovative companies who are developing products, systems and community efforts to make NYC a model for sustainable urban development. You’ll learn about the progress these organizations have already made and their goals for the future, as well as how you can get involved in the movement.
- Marisa DeDominicis, Executive Director, Earth Matter NY
- Lenore Kantor, Founder, Growth Warrior (moderator)
- Warrie Price, President, The Battery Conservancy
- Gail Tierney, Corporate Volunteer Coordinator, Billion Oyster Project
The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity for networking. Refreshments will be served.
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