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Get a sneak peek of the new documentary Razing Liberty Square prior to its broadcast premiere—and continue the conversation locally.

Front Range Community College’s sociology program is hosting a public screening of the new documentary film Razing Liberty Square from Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens.

Watch the movie, then join us the following week for a live panel discussion on climate gentrification and environmental justice with local and national experts. Join us online—or in person at one of our three campuses.

Both events are free and open to the public.



Liberty City, Miami, was home to one of the oldest segregated public housing projects in the US. Now with rising sea levels, the neighborhood’s higher ground has become something else: real estate gold.

Wealthy property owners push inland to higher ground, creating a speculators’ market in the historically Black neighborhood previously ignored by developers and policy-makers alike.


Screening of Razing Liberty Square

The Liberty Square public housing community in Miami becomes ground zero for climate gentrification.


Friday, February 2  |  Noon-1:00 pm

Watch Online:

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Join us for a conversation about climate gentrification and environmental justice. If you enjoy the film—and/or it leaves you with burning questions you’d like to discuss—please attend this special interactive live conversation with these experts:

  • Ean Thomas Tafoya—CO State Director, GreenLatinos
  • Diandra Marizet Esparza (she/her)—Co-Founder and Executive Director, Intersectional Environmentalist
  • Shaina Oliver, Dine (Navajo)—State Coordinator, Moms Clean Air Force/EcoMadres Colorado Chapter


Panel Discussion on Climate Gentrification & Environmental Justice


Tuesday, February 6

12:45 – 2:00 PM

Join Virtually or In Person:

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Come to an In-Person Watch Party of the Panel Discussion:

FRCC’s Larimer Campus

Longs Peak Student Center—Conference rooms

4616 S. Shields Street in Fort Collins


FRCC’s Westminster Campus

Room C-0577

(Near entrance 2—look for the flagpoles by the rotunda)

3645 W. 112th Avenue in Westminster


FRCC’s Boulder County Campus

Classroom Building – Room C-1774

2121 Miller Dr. in Longmont

FILM THEMES/DISCUSSION TOPICS: climate change, environmental justice, gentrification, racial justice


For more information or accommodations, please contact: or

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About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories and join the conversation. For more information, visit

About Independent Lens

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit Join the conversation: and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

About Front Range Community College

Front Range Community College offers more than 200 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County and Westminster—as well as online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 114,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 35 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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