Chasing the Dream Screening: Sept 25, 2019

Chasing the Dream Screening
Southeast Steuben County Library
Wednesday, Sept 25 at 6:00pm
Join us for a special screening of the new Community Collaboration & Wellness episode from Season 2 of Chasing the Dream, hosted by the Southeast Steuben County Library. The 30-minute episode will be followed by a panel discussion with featured interviewees & library directors:

Natasha R. Thompson, moderator, President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Pauline Emery, Director of the Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY
Nic Gunning, Director of the David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville, NY
Candy Wilson, Director of the Benedek Memorial Library, Savona, NY

Admission is free, but space is somewhat limited. Please register using this form:

This event is made possible with support from WSKG, The Southeast Steuben County Library, The Food Bank of the Southern Tier, and the Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Chasing the Dream, Season 2: Ep 1

Chasing the Dream: War on Poverty Legacy
On this first episode of season two of Chasing the Dream, we explore the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. Natasha Thompson, host of the series and President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, talks with Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo. The episode concludes with a story from a community member imagining their own version of the American Dream. Resources highlighted in this episode include:

Head Start Center Locator
New York State Annual Poverty Report – New York State Community Action Association
2020 United States Census
Southern Tier Second Chance Housing

For a list of additional resources, please CLICK HERE.

Main Street Rising

“Main Street Rising” premieres Monday, June 3, 8pm on WSKG TV

Brian Frey’s newest documentary, Main Street Rising, chronicles the history, successes, and struggles of several Southern Tier communities, including Corning, Elmira, Watkins Glen, and Owego, and how they are now approaching the revitalization of their downtowns. The program will debut on WSKG TV Monday, June 3, 8:00pm.  

Listen to Bill Snyder’s interview of filmmaker Brian Frey.  

Supporters Sue To Open Safe Injection Site In Philadelphia, Citing Religious Freedom

A nonprofit group in Philadelphia is fighting in court to be allowed to open the first facility in the country for people to use illegal opioids under medical supervision. The group, called Safehouse, has the backing of local government, yet faces a legal challenge from federal prosecutors. The idea of supervised injection sites is to offer people a space where they can use drugs under the supervision of trained medical staff, who are prepared with the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. Such sites supply clean needles and other supplies, but users bring their own drugs. After people are finished taking drugs, staff can talk to them about accessing treatment, legal counseling, housing and other social services.