As we are orienting ourselves to the election results and other painful current events, we thought it would be good time to come together, get to know each other, share our concerns and thoughts about moving forward. Awareness and action focused on climate change is more important now than ever. We will have a showing, followed by a facilitated discussion about next steps.
We’ll also watch the kick-off episode of the Emmy Award winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. This Showtime series features dramatic firsthand accounts from people who have been affected by climate change, reported by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and leading national news journalists who travel around the world to highlight the effects of global warming and what people are doing to find solutions for it.
Episode 1, "Dry Season” features three compelling stories:
(1) Don Cheadle reports on the severe droughts in the Southwest United States, following scientist and devout Christian, Katharine Hayhoe, as she speaks to religious audiences about the connection between extreme weather and climate change;
(2) Harrison Ford visits Indonesia to learn how slash-and-burn deforestation, driven by the global appetite for products like palm oil and paper, contributes a large portion of the world's carbon emissions; and
(3) Thomas Friedman investigates how drought contributed to the civil war in Syria.
Monday, December 12, 7-9 pm
Cambrian Library Community Room
1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
And feel free to invite your friends—the more the merrier. :) We’re celebrating that we’re just about to reach a big milestone: we now have 99 members of our Meetup group!
About Earth Mama Meetup Night
: If you feel concerned about what’s happening to our planet but aren’t sure what you can do to make a difference, this group is for you! We bring together like-minded women who share our passion for the earth and wish to support each other as we find our own individual ways of contributing. We meet once a month to either watch a documentary or to do other awareness-raising or action-oriented activities. All self-identified women welcome!
Stacy Dever Levy and Linda Hutchins-Knowles