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Happening (April 22 @Loyola University)

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Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus

6511 North Sheridan Road

Damen Student Center Cinema

Chicago, IL 60660

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James Redford/2017/71 min/Energy

Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and to learn from local Action Partners advocating on issues relevant to the film. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to test drive a Tesla. More info below.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

***After the film, stay for an engaging discussion about renewable energy for communities, households, and municipalities -- and learn about the City of Chicago's newly-passed resolution for 100% renewable energy by 2040. Participate in Q&A with Kyra Woods of the Sierra Club Ready for 100 Collective, Matt Lorentz of Sunrise Chicago/Loyola Student Environmental Alliance, and Pastor Booker Stephen Vance of Elevate Energy. Learn about concrete action opportunities from Action Partners Sierra Club Ready for 100 Collective, Elevate Energy, Laura Orrico of Sunrise Chicago/Loyola Student Environmental Alliance, and Greta Kimbrell of Citizen's Climate Lobby. Facilitator: Susan Lucci, 2Big4Words and Co-Founder, Global Purpose Guides. Special welcome by Ranjani Prabhakar from City of Chicago Mayor's Office.

*About the Tesla test drives: Arrive early to experience a Tesla test ride. What does it feel like to go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds without a drop of gasoline? You’re about to find out. Tesla invites you to learn how they are working toward their mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy and experience the latest Tesla technology yourself during test rides in the award-winning Model X and Model S; also see the new Model 3. Rides will be available before and after the "Happening" screening at Loyola University, beginning at 5:30 p.m. check in with a Tesla rep at the Cinema and then proceed south out of the Damen Center to the Campus Drive loading zone in front of Cuneo Hall.


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