Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
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Join us for a special Women's History Month screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
Released in 2016, this critically-acclaimed documentary re-examines the seminal showdown between activist Jane Jacobs and New York City’s “Master Builder” Robert Moses over Greenwich Village, a fight that ultimately influenced the nation.
Regarded as the founding mother of the fight against urban redevelopment in our cities, Jacobs was a leading figure in the field of urbanism and greatly influenced the growth of the preservation movement.
Immediately following the film, a panel of experts in the field will discuss Jacobs’ legacy, and the roles women play in protecting America’s historic neighborhoods. See panelist details below.
Watch the trailer:
Meet the Panelists
Moderated by Trudi Sandmeier, the Director of Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation and an Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture at the University of Southern California. Panelists include:
- Linda Dishman, President and CEO, Los Angeles Conservancy
- Laura Dominguez, co-founder, Latinos in Heritage Conservation
- Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal, Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture
- Brenda A. Levin, FAIA, President and Principal, Levin & Associates Architects
- Karen Mack, Founder and Executive Director, LA Commons
- Christy Johnson McAvoy, Founding Principal, Historic Resources Group