SOS presents This Changes Everything

Judith Roux

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Tuesday, January 12 2016

Please join us on January 16 at the Haven’s Phoenix Auditorium for a viewing of the new full-length film by Avi Lewis based on Naomi Klein’s extraordinary book This Changes Everything. Published in 2014, it debuted at #5 on the New York Times list and at #1 in Canada. It was named to multiple Best of 2014 lists including the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014, and was shortlisted for the PEN Award for Non-Fiction. Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: instead, it aims to empower.  

In December 2015 in Paris, world leaders reached an unprecedented agreement to work collaboratively to stabilize the climate and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This achievement indicates that a fundamental shift is happening in the world. The shift is palpable, with major banks looking for leadership on climate change and financial leaders calling for divestment from fossil fuel industries. But unless we all buy in, collectively reducing the global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial levels, the goal will not be met.    

This is a massive challenge. After Kyoto and Copenhagen many of us lost hope that humans could come together to stop climate change. We watched, despairing and discouraged, as Arctic ice continued to melt, as sea levels continued to rise, as deserts continued to expand, and as more and more species were extinguished. 

This Changes Everything though, has offered a lifeline, demonstrating why we can hold on to hope and take action, knowing that each one of us has a role to play in the emergence of a new climate movement. “Provocative, compelling and accessible,” the film builds to its most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to create a new and sustainable economic system based on proactive action.

This inspiring film will be shown on Saturday, January 16, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A discussion will follow each showing. Entry is by donation. For more information contact Sharon at sosgabriola@gmail.com. 

Please come.