The True Cost


Saturday March 5, 11 am,/ Frances Xavier Warde School, Old St. Patrick's Campus/ Tickets

This film is suitable for general audiences and high school+. Post-film program to include discussion with Old St. Patrick's Solidarity Market and fair trade vendors. Hear from Bethany Collins, Catholic Relief Services; Jill Johnson, Ten Thousand Villages; and others. Facilitator: Rachel Lyons, Organizer, Mission for Social Justice at Old St. Patrick's Church. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday March 6, 12:30 pm/ Northside College Prep/ Tickets

*The film is suitable for high school and above. Fashion-inspired artwork and fashion show by Northside students! Post-film discussion focused on "slow fashion" and conscious clothing, with: Annie Novotny, Adjunct Professor, School of the Art Institute  Fashion Department; Sadie Monroe, Co-Founder of Fibre Athletics; Jamie Hayes, Department of Curiosities. Concrete action opportunities will also be made available through Zady: a Destination for Conscious Consumers, and Chicago Fair Trade. Refreshments will be served after the program. Facilitator: Seva Gandhi, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm View & Brew!/ Wire Music Club/ Tickets (teens/pre-teens welcome, accompanied by parent/guardian)

*The film is suitable for high school and above. Beverages at this View & Brew screening will be available for purchase; patrons 21+ with ID may purchase alcoholic beverages.Post-film discussion about "slow fashion" and conscious clothing with Germaine Curry, Owner and Founder of Majamas clothing company. Facilitator: Stephanie McCray, Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker.

Andrew Morgan & Michael Ross/ 2015/ 92 min/ Waste, Recycling

FILM DESCRIPTION: The True Cost is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?