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"The Response" documentary premiere & discussion, with special guests

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UPDATE: to make this event more accessible, we've created a "pay what you can" ticket that starts at $1 (+ fee).

You’re invited to the global premiere of “The Response,” Shareable’s 30-minute documentary about community-led disaster response and recovery featuring on-the-ground efforts in communities across Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

In the midst of all the hurricane-driven chaos, a quiet revolution has been slowly percolating on the island. The film explores how an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate aim of restoring power — both electric and civic — to the people.

In addition to the film screening, the evening will include an introductory talk from the producer, Tom Llewellyn, the release of Shareable’s new how to guide for creating community "resilience hubs", and a post-screening panel discussion moderated by Erin Axelrod of LIFT Economy with:

One night only on July 24th. Buy your tickets today to join a celebration of “disaster collectivism,” those instances when communities boldly pursue transformational social change in the wake of disasters.

This event is co-hosted by Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS and the Northern California Resilience Network and is a benefit to support the release of "The Response".

Want to help put on the show, share your community resilience initiative, support our outreach efforts, or need free tickets? Please contact us: info@shareable.net. Volunteers and those in need get free tickets. No one turned away.

*** The NorCal Resilience Network is excited to host a special pre-event Happy Hour. Meet members of the Circle of Collaborators, our new membership platform offering strategies for collective impact and collaboration for a more resilient and just world. Meet other grassroots climate solutionaries while enjoying complementary drinks and appetizers before the showing of "The Response." Learn about what each other is doing and how we can support each other's projects and programs in the upcoming months.

About “The Response”: Climate-fueled disasters are radically transforming the world we live in; with the increasing amount of deaths, displacements, and economic damages acting as a wake up call for many. The severe storms, wildfires, inland floods, crop freezes, droughts, and tropical cyclones have touched nearly everyone around the world.

And yet, news coverage routinely underplays the central drama of these disasters. More often than not, it's the people living in the affected communities that, despite all the obstacles, rise to the occasion to save lives, reduce suffering, and form a community of care.

It’s often the case that the reimagining of what’s possible doesn’t stop after the initial recovery has concluded, but rather it continues as communities regenerate; often increasing their equity, resilience, and capacity for joy.

“The Response” podcast, radio show, and video documentary explores how this has happened in the wake of disasters all over the world including the US, Mexico, and Japan. These examples invite us to set our intentions ahead of disaster to change things for the better when the disaster strikes.

Along with our donors and foundation funders, Shareable's sponsors also helped support this film:

Shareable Sponsors

Media disclaimer: Shareable reserves the right to use any photographs and video taken at this event without the expressed written permission of those included in the photographs and video. If you don't want your image used, please let the photographer and/or Shareable know.

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