Apr 102013

REACT to FILM College Action Network SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Film Screenings

What? REACT to FILM will be hosting screenings of the Academy

Award winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.

When? April 17, 2013 (on/around that date: some wiggle room)

Where? On college campuses nationwide.

Why? To expose, engage, and inspire you!

Who? We will have over 25 colleges participating including the following: Tufts, Brown, Princeton, American University, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, and UC Berkeley.

Cost: $500 private university or $400 public university

Includes: single-use educational public performance rights, customizable flyer template, customizable program insert, press release template, Facebook event page, promotional post cards, and REACT to FILM outreach support for 1-2 student leaders working on event planning

We would like to invite your campus to participate in this national moment by hosting a screening.

REACT to FILM is a nonprofit that leverages the best documentary film-making to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement.

Citizens for Local Power Public Forum

In regard to the proposed acquisition of Central Hudson by Canadian holding company Fortis, Inc., Citizens for Local Power would like to invite you to participate in a public forum on:

Wednesday, April 10

Elmendorph Inn, 7562 Rt. 9

Red Hook, NY 12571

7 pm – 9 pm.

Ulster County, IBEW 320, the towns Rosendale, New Paltz, and Woodstock, NY Assembly Member Kevin Cahill, State Senator Terry Gipson and others have expressed their strong opposition to the takeover of our public utility by a foreign corporation with a poor environmental record and under a proposed deal that makes no mention of alternative energy, offers too few community benefits, and threatens to result in high rate increases in the future.

In response to uniformly negative public response so far, the Public Service Commission, which must approve the deal, has extended the public comment period from March 22 to May 1, and scheduled additional public hearings (April 17 in Poughkeepsie, April 18 in Kingston).

A full hearing and public information is essential in a matter that will have a very serious bearing on the future sustainability of our communities. Invitees include Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, State Senator Terry Gipson, County Executive Marc Molinaro, Public Utilities Law Project Director, Gerald Norlander, County Legislators Ben Traudt, Debra Blalock and Joel Tyner, and a representative of IBEW 320.

The purpose of the April 10 meeting is to share information in the interests of transparency and public involvement. We hope very much that you will participate.


A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate

Join us on April 17th, at 7pm in Olin Auditorium, and be part of a nationwide screening of the powerful film The Island President.

Screening: 7:00pm
Webinar: 9:00pm

The Island President links the struggle for democracy and human rights with the fight to stabilize the climate. This is the exact challenge facing us right here in the United States. Billions of dollars in fossil fuel money is corrupting our democracy and poisoning the future.

Meet May Boeve and Thilmeeza Hussain (below), who will join us on campus. Speak with Jon Shenk, who will join us from his studio in California.

The discussion will be moderated by the Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Bard’s MBA in Sustainability, Dr. Eban Goodstein, and is sponsored by C2C Fellows Network and Bard’s CEP.

Jon Shenk – Director of The Island President and Founder of Actual Films in San Francisco
Thilmeeza Hussain – Former UN Deputy Permanent Representative to the Maldives
May Boeve – Executive Director and Co-Founder of 350.org

For more information, visit: Blogs.bard.edu/theislaimdpresident



Bard Center for Civic Engagement Tea Time


Every Monday, 4pm-6pm. Stop by the CCE for coffee and tea.  Learn about the CCE, volunteer opportunities, internships and other fun things to do on and off campus.



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