Naomi Klein Documentary This Changes Everything at All Saints Church – Dec. 13

This Changes Everything poster“What if global warming isn’t only a crisis? What if it’s the best chance we are ever going to get to build a better world?” So asks renowned author and social activist Naomi Klein in the new breakthrough documentary This Changes Everything, based on her eponymous best-seller. All Saints Church hosts a free screening of the Avi Lewis-directed film on Sunday, December 13, 2:30 p.m. in the Forum.

In both book and film, Klein argues persuasively that our broken capitalist system and its dependence on unlimited economic growth, reckless plunder of the natural world, and profligate consumption are as much responsible for climate change as carbon emissions. But she is also convinced that this existential crisis presents an unprecedented opportunity to reshape our world: to limit corporate power, move away from fossil fuels, foster local communities and reclaim democracy, efforts already under way with promising results in many parts of the globe

As Klein has said, “Climate change is a civilizational wake-up call. Confronting it is no longer about changing light bulbs. It’s about changing the world–before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe.”

Erik Conway, co-author with Naomi Oreskes of The Collapse of Western Civilization and Merchants of Doubt, will be the featured panelist in a community discussion moderated by Rev. Dr. Timothy Murphy, Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting. Admission is free.

Please join us for what should be a most compelling event gathering friends from various local climate and sustainability groups dedicated to helping mend the fabric of life on Earth.

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Who Pays the Price for our Clothing?

imagesEver wonder what inequities lurk behind the glamour and artistry of the fashion industry, how workers are faring in the global garment supply chain, or why clothing prices have dropped in a new era of “fast fashion?” Conscientious Projector joins with VisionLA Fest ’15 to answer these questions and more as we present the newly-released documentary The True Cost on Thursday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts.

Director Andrew Morgan and producer Michael Ross take us to countries around the world to show how the human and environmental costs of manufacturing our clothes have risen dramatically. Their cinematic call to action vividly illustrates that this is an industry in need of a justice makeover. Morgan has said, “Clothing is the most labor-dependent industry in the world, employing millions of the world’s poorest workers, many of which are women. Many of these women are paid less than a living wage, work in unsafe conditions, and are deprived of basic human rights.”

A community discussion follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.  To learn more about the climate action arts festival VisionLA Fest, check out visionlafest.org.