Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: "How to Change the World"

Thu, April 6, 2017 | APL Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 East César Chávez Street, Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

How to Change the World
How to Change the World

Please join the Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library for a screening of the award-winning documentary How to Change the World.

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archival footage that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement. Featuring music from Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Brigitte Bardot, Country Joe Mcdonald & The Fish and the Can.

A reception with light refreshments will be held at 6:30PM. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief conversation and Q&A with two guests, David Lyon, a scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund Oil & Gas team, working on ground-breaking studies to quantify methane emissions from the natural gas value chain, and Dave Cortez, the Central Texas Beyond Coal Organizer with the Sierra Club and named 2015 Best Environmental Activist by the Austin Chronicle. 

Click here to watch the trailer!

Read the blog post written by Virginia Palacios at the Environmental Defense Fund about the need to diversify the environmental movement. 

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screening, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Humanities Institute and Austin Public Library

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