On October 18, PLAID showed the film Class Divide as part of their ongoing film series.
PLAID’s mission is to support a vibrant and inclusive environment in which all members of the community can celebrate their authentic selves.
We foster open dialogue through family programs, parent education, and community outreach.
Class Divide highlights the recent effects of hyper-gentrification in New York City’s West Chelsea, focusing on an intersection where an elite private school (Avenues) sits directly across the street from public housing projects.
The film made the following points (among others):
-Wealthy people can often feel poor in relation to others who are more well off
-The creation of the High Line walking area in New York City led to rapid gentrification