DVD premiere to celebrate the Heights

Published October 11, 2012

The University Heights Collaborative (UHC), a local grassroots organization dedicated to improving life in neighborhoods just west of the South Campus, will premiere a new video that promotes the area to prospective businesses and homeowners.

The 13-minute video, “University Heights: Unique, Diverse, Affordable,” was produced by the UHC and students from the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. It will be screened at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in Allen Hall, South Campus.

Narrated by UHC’s Fred Brace and scripted by community leaders Yvonne James-Brown and her husband, Gregory Brown, the video was a project of the Empowering Communities leadership training program supported by UB’s Office of Community Relations and the Independent Health Community Foundation.

The screening also will serve as a fundraiser to benefit local organizations, among them the UHC, local block clubs, Gloria J. Parks Community Center, University Heights Tool Library, University Community Farmers Market and the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk.

General admission tickets are $25 and include a copy of the playbill and entrance to a reception.

Visit the UHC website for information on purchasing tickets, as well as the DVD.