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"City Rising" is a documentary series that examines social justice issues affecting California communities. The program illuminates the journey of California's neighborhoods advocating for policy change to improve upward mobility for their communities. The effects of these movements are far-reaching, and their voices will ultimately impact the social health of communities across the country and beyond.

This season, journey with "City Rising" as it examines how youth leaders, allies and organizations are helping re-shape systems and institutions for a better future. See how they are make lasting change in pursuit of a more just and equitable future for themselves and the world they live in.

"City Rising: Youth & Democracy" premieres in Southern California on Tues., Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on KCET and Thurs., Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal. The documentary will also be broadcast nationwide Sun., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). 

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City Rising: Gentrification and Displacement

This multi-platform documentary shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States. City Rising follows the journey of California communities that are fighting gentrification and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state. People of color who cherish their neighborhood's culture and sense of community are mobilizing against unsustainable rents and other forces that they see are pushing neighbors into homelessness.

  • 2020-11-26T20:00:00-08:00
    Link TV

City Rising: The Informal Economy

From the beginning of our nation’s history our laws, institutions and social norms have contributed to the creation of a segmented or dual economy. Many people — including people of color, women and immigrants — were excluded from the benefits of society, forcing them to find alternative ways to make a living in a parallel economy.

  • 2020-12-03T20:00:00-08:00
    Link TV