350NYC is please to co-sponsor the following events this month.
- May 11 –THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE- Climate Change, Capitalism & Community (Film)
- May 13 – TPP: CORPORATE POWER GRAB: Can Democracy Survive (Panel Discussion)
- May 22 – BAN FRACKING AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (Rally in Long Island)
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community
Celebrate Mother’s Day by Honoring Mother Earth!
Come to the NYC premiere of: THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community
Sunday, May 11, 2-4 pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
Judson Memorial Church – located at 55 Washington Square South, NYC, 10012. (W. 4th St Subway)
Free (no tickets – first come first served)
Filmmakers John Ankele & Anne Macksoud present:
“A starkly prophetic film. It combines the direst of warnings with deep love of life. Better than any other film I know, it makes clear that our profit-oriented growth economy has caused the climate catastrophe and cannot itself rescue us from disaster. We need new thinking and a new way of life.”
—Tom F. Driver, Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
“Brilliant, achingly poignant. Please SEE THIS FILM—bring it to your community, talk about it, share it with others. It is one of the most artfully-rendered films on the planet’s crisis (and how we move through it) I have ever seen. Extraordinarily moving.”
—Shyla Nelson, Founder, One Earth One Voice Campaign
In discussions with thought leaders and activists, The Wisdom to Survive explores how unlimited growth lies behind climate disruption, and is devastating our planet’s life support system, our social fabric, and the lives of billions of people.
Featured: Bill McKibben (350.org), author Joanna Macy, whale scientist Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford (Surplus People Project), Quincy Saul (Ecosocialist Horizons), and more.Through their non-profit company Old Dog Documentaries, Macksoud and Ankele have produced timely documentaries on urgent issues about the environment, social justice, and spirituality for over 25 years. Like their past films, The Wisdom to Survive supports Old Dog’s mission of promoting environmental justice and inspiring viewers to become activists. For more information, visit http://olddogdocumentaries.org.
TPP: CORPORATE POWER GRAB: Can Democracy Survive?
Global City NOT Global Governance: How Fast Tracking Global Trade Agreements takes the NY Say out of NYC
WHEN: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, 7 PM – 9 PM, $5 donation requested
WHERE: NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., Manhattan A,C,D,B, or 1 train to Columbus Circle
RSVP + TPP Info: http://tradejustice.net/513. $5 donation requested.
Global trade agreements that are “Fast Tracked” through Congress, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), harm us in ways we don’t know about until it is too late. Like NAFTA, the TPP will outsource jobs, hurt our environment, threaten food safety and access to medicines, limit internet freedom and roll back recent Wall St. regulations. The “investor-state” provision will also severely limit our rights as New Yorkers to pass laws and reforms as we see fit. If we do, we could be sued by large corporations for damaging their “future expected profits.”
Join Us To Learn More And Help Pass A NYC Resolution Against Fast Track.
MODERATOR: Ron Kuby, Co-host of ABC Radio’s “Curtis and Kuby”
KEYNOTE: Honorable Helena Rosenthal, NYC Council Member, 6th District, Manhattan
• Kian Frederick, Nat’l Field Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
• Mitch Jones, Director Common Resources Program, Food & Water Watch
• Jennifer Flynn, Director, Health Global Access Project
• José Schiffino, Working Families Party and Chair, Fair Trade Committee NYC, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
• Reverend Stephen Phelps, former Senior Interim Minister, Riverside Church
• Malú Huacuja delToro, Author
Communication Workers of America, District 1 • Democracy for America • Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter • NY Society for Ethical Culture • Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch • Citizens Trade Campaign • Food & Water Watch • HealthGAP • 350NYC • MoveOn Councils of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens • Three Parks Independent Democrats • Sierra Club NYC Group • United for Action • Broadway Democrats • All Souls Church Peace and Justice Task Force • Beloved Earth Community @ Riverside Church • Eco-Logic, WBAI-FM • NYC Friends of Clearwater • NY Climate Action Group • CARP • The Mothers Project • Damascus Citizens • Sane Energy Project • Trade Justice NY Metro • Resistance Cinema • Gray Panthers • Granny Peace Brigade • Big Apple Coffee Party • NYC Metro Raging Grannies and many more….
Ban Fracking at Democratic Convention (5/22, Long Island)
Tell Governor Cuomo to Ban Fracking at the State Democratic Convention!
On May 22, Governor Cuomo is attending the Democratic Convention on Long Island – and we must be there in full force demanding a ban on fracking.
This is a very important event for Cuomo – and for New Yorkers fighting to protect our state from fracking. Cuomo will describe his vision for New York’s future – and we must show him the power of the movement demanding it be frack-free.
Cuomo will ask New Yorkers for their support – and New Yorkers will call on him to ban fracking and stop fracking infrastructure, including the Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility off the coast of scenic Long Beach.
WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 10:00 am – noon
WHERE: State Democratic Convention, Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville
TRANSPORTATION: Buses from Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland, and Hudson Valley will be available
Call Governor Cuomo to urge him to ban fracking: 866-961-3208CO-SPONSORS: New Yorkers Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch, United for Action, Frack Action, Long Island MoveOn, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Citizen Action of New York, Credo Action, MoveOn NYC, Frack Free Catskills, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Three Parks Independent Democrats, Grassroots Environmental Education, 350NYC, South Shore Audubon Society, WESPAC, Jews Against Hydrofracking, Green Party of Nassau County, Greene Renewable Energy & Environmental Network, Reach Out America, Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline, Brooklyn Food Coalition, Rockland Coalition Against Fracking, Sacred Water Project, Western NY Drilling Defense, Northwest Bronx for Change (list in formation)