Climate Change & Community Response 2016

Racing Extinction


Saturday March 5th, 10 am/ Classic Cinemas Lake Theater/ Tickets

Stay after the film for Q&A with Dave Mrazek and Joel Greenberg, filmmaker and writer of "From Billions to None" as they lead a discussion on endangered species, extinction, and what can be done. Concessions will be available for purchasing snacks and beverages. Facilitator: Gary Cuneen, Founding Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead.

Saturday March 5th 7 pm/ University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts/ Tickets

Post-film action opportunities will be shared by the University of Chicago Climate Action Network, the Citizen's Climate Lobby, and other local advocacy groups. Refreshments will be served. Facilitator: Jim Haried, Senior Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young.

Louie Psihoyos/ 2015/ 90 min/ Climate Change & Community Response

FILM DESCRIPTION: Racing Extinction follows a team of artists and activists who expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet forever. See what could be going extinct right in front of our eyes.



This Changes Everything


Pre-Event Screening: Thursday Feb. 11th, 7 pm/ Dominican University/ Tickets

Join us post-film for an activating multi-disciplinary panel, comprised of faculty from Dominican University:

Scott Cummings, Associate Professor of ChemistrY; Patrick Homan, Assistant Professor of Political Science;  Scott Kreher, Associate Professor of Biology. Tim Milinovich, Assistant Professor of Theology; Tama Weisman, Associate Professor of Philosophy. Concrete action opportunities will be available from GoGreen Oak Park, Green Community Connections, and Citizens Climate Lobby. Refreshments will be served. Facilitator: Monica Halloran, Director of Academic Programs, Dominican University.

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Experimental Station/ Tickets

Stay after the film to learn about concrete, local action opportunities. First Presbyterian food program and other local advocacy groups will be present. Facilitator: Karen Snyder, Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Institute of Cultural Affairs/ Tickets

Stay for post-film dialogue, and to hear about opportunities for collaborative action and organizing with Eco-Up Group, the Chicago Sustainable Leaders Network, and The United Nations USA. Facilitator: Caitlin Sarro, Program Manager, Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Saturday March 5th, 7 pm/ College of Lake County/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action.

Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis/ 2015/ 89 min/ Climate Change & Community Response

FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmed over 211 shoot days in four years, nine countries and five continents, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.