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SJI 2017 Documentary Film Series: The Fierce Urgency of Now

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Pop Up Just Art gallery

1344 South Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60607

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ALL FILMS begin at 6:00pm at the Pop-up Just Art Gallery, 1344 S. Halsted

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Our Planet, Ourselves is the 3rd annual Social Justice Initiative documentary film series. Each film focuses on one of four areas: climate justice, health, environmental racism and land rights. This eye-opening series explores the local and global changes in our food, water, land, and natural resources and how these changes impact our communities and our planet. Limited seating, TICKET REQUIRED

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This Changes Everything | August 31

This Changes Everything explores the idea that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform the economic system into something radically better.

What the Health | September 14

This controversial film explores chronic diseases, food production and the role of the nation’s leading health organizations in growing health concerns.

Flint Water Crisis 2017 | September 28

Flint Michigan's water supply has been contaminated with lead and other toxins. This short film explores how residents are coping in the three years since the ongoing environmental disaster was declared.

A Dream From Standing Rock | October 12

This film chronicles the police violence against water protectors at Standing Rock and captures the story of the Native-led fight to protect the land.

Arc of Justice | October 31

Arc of Justice traces the remarkable struggle for racial justice and economic empowerment among African Americans in southwest Georgia.


Special Thanks to our Cosponsors: The UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy - Enviornmental and Occupational Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health

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