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Free Events

2019 – 2020 Season

This Changes Everything

Mon, Jan 27 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book, this film depicts communities on the front lines of climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the coast of South India and beyond.

Understanding Genetics and Cancer

Featuring Dr. Mary-Claire King, the Scientist Who Discovered the BRCA1 Cancer Gene

Thu, Feb 6 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

This free community event features National Medal of Science recipient Dr. Mary-Claire King followed by a panel discussion.


Thu, Feb 27 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

An unprecedented, intimate film about Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Tue, Mar 10 / 7:30 PM / POLLOCK THEATER

A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, this film follows the research of the Anthropocene Working Group for an unforgettable look at our species' breadth and impact.

Kandi White

Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities

Mon, Apr 13 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A lead organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Kandi White is fighting the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on indigenous communities across North America.

Jane Lubchenco

From a Rude Awakening to a Bold New Vision: The Path from a Disastrous Oil Spill to a Sustainable Future

Wed, Apr 22 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

MacArthur fellow, former presidential advisor and distinguished professor Jane Lubchenco is a renowned marine biologist and champion of engagement between scientists and society.

Yvon Chouinard

Protecting Public Land

Sun, Apr 26 / 3:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

A moderated conversation with Yvon Chouinard and featuring clips from Patagonia’s upcoming film, This Land.

Elizabeth Rush

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Mon, May 4 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising, Elizabeth Rush explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control.
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