FREE to attend, open to the public and all ages are welcome!
Where: Mama Pearl's BBQ, 411 East 5th Ave., Gary, IN
When: The 1st Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8pm
*From 6-6:30pm we encourage attendees to network with one another, order food, and get settled in. The guest speaker's presentation will begin at 6:30pm. Mama Pearl's does not serve alcohol however attendees are welcome to bring their own (byob).*
Green Drinks in Gary, Indiana is part of the international Green Drinks network which is an informal, volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest and passion for the environment, sustainability and community. Green Drinks Gary is committed to informing the community on local green efforts happening in their neighborhoods, why it's important to each and every community member's personal life, and how to get involved. Please come enjoy great presentations, food and conversation with friends, family and your neighbors!
Upcoming Topics and Guest Speakers:
Thomas Frank is a board member of the Southeast Environmental Task Force and former director of the East Chicago Waterway Management District (ECWMD). The ECWMD was charge with managing the cleanup of the Indiana Harbor Shipping Canal considered to be the most polluted waterway in the country. Thomas is a artist and activist who has been working for environmental justice and Climate Justice in the Great Lakes and Calumet regions for the past decade. He is committed to addressing heavily contaminated region and bringing them back into use for community-focused development and a Just Transition to a low-carbon economy.
"A rare documentary...a wonder" - Village Voice
"A Symphony of Hope" - Anchorage Press
"Pure art, glowing and smoldering with fecund life." - Motif, Rhode Island
Synopsis: Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.Recent winner of the GREEN PLANET AWARD at Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Discovery Channel ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD at Sheffield Doc/Fest in England, GRAND JURY PRIZE at the Nashville Film Festival, and BEST IN FESTIVAL at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, and in BEST OF FESTS section in IDFA in Amsterdam. SEED: The Untold Story is Executive Produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).
Tickets for this film are not and will not be available for purchase at the AMC Hobart 12; you can only purchase tickets for this film online at http://gathr.us/screening/17960
We MUST have at least 60 tickets reserved by December 19th or the showing will be cancelled. So please reserve your tickets ASAP! Your credit card will only be charged once the screening has met the minimum number of reservations.
View SEED: The Untold Story trailer at vimeo.com/97882647
Questions about Gathr and how it works please refer to https://gathrfilms.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200092009-Theatrical-On-Demand-
For further inquires or suggestion for guest speakers and/or topics please contact:
We look forward to seeing you at the next Green Drinks in Gary! Until then... STAY CALM and THINK GREEN.
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*Green Drinks Gary is organized and managed by Rachel Veronesi*