"Equal or Better" Film and Panel


Monday, April 9th - 6:00-8:00pm
@ Connolly Library Auditorium, 433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain [map]

Don't miss the exciting Boston premiere of the film Equal or Better, the story of the Silver Line by local documentary filmmaker Kris Carter.

In 1987 the Washington Street elevated train was torn down and community members furiously awaited rapid replacement service between the minority neighborhood of Roxbury and the employment center of Downtown Boston. Fifteen years later the official replacement service, The Silver Line, debuted. It was called 'rapid transit' but looked and acted like a bus.

Equal or Better, the story of the Silver Line, explores the history of transportation equity in America through the lens of three communities in Boston. It unearths a story of environmental justice, race relations, and probes how tax-dollars are allocated for transportation in this nation.