The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Is Suspension The Solution?

City Studies

Is Suspension The Solution?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?
    • Monday, March 18, 2013, 7:15pm
    • Anthology Film Archives
      32 2nd Avenue (at Second Street)
      New York, NY
      F to 2nd Avenue

Premiere of “Lotto Zone”

Premiere of "Lotto Zone"

At almost any New York City bodega, you can quick-draw, scratch, or mega-million your way towards million dollar jackpots. Thousands of New Yorkers play the lottery every day. But how does the lottery really work? Who is playing, and where does all the money go? Who wins and who loses?

A group of New York City high school students worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP), and CUP teaching artist Lindsay Catherine Harris to scratch beneath the surface. The group interviewed the head of the New York Lottery, a math teacher, lottery retailers, an economist, and lottery players. Their video, “Lotto Zone,” uncovers a surprising story of the connection between Powerball, policy, and public school funding.

Please join us for the first-ever presentation of this project. The group will present their video, discuss their investigative process, and conduct a live studio interview with Les Bernal, from Stop Predatory Gambling. Their conversation will focus on the role of  government in the world of gambling.

This public presentation of Lotto Zone is a People & Buildings event.

Lotto Zone was made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY