The West Hollywood Library will be showing the documentary “A Fierce Green Fire” next month, which showcases the last 50 years of the environmental movement. The movie is inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff.
The film includes the story of David Brower and his fight with the Sierra Club to half dams in the Grand Canyon, Philip Watson and Greenpeace’s campaign to save whales and baby harp seals and Bill McKibbin and his effort to address climate change.
After the film, Michelle Pritchard of the Liberty Hill Foundation will lead a discussion a variety of expert panelists including grassroots leader Angelo Logan of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and Juana Torres of the Sierra Club.
After the viewing of the film, Michelle Pritchard of the Liberty Hill Foundation will lead a discussion. The panel will also feature a grassroots leader, Angelo Logan of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, who works on issues of port pollution, goods movement, freeway expansion, and others. Another panelist will be Juana Torres of the Sierra Club.
The event is sponsored by the West Hollywood Library Foundation, Friends of the West Hollywood Library and the Liberty Hill Foundation. It will take place on Sept. 27 with an opening reception starting at 5:30 p.m., the film beginning at 6 p.m., the talk at 7:45 p.m. and a reception at 8:30 p.m. The screening will take place at the West Hollywood Library. Admission is free but reservations are recommended.
For more information, call the West Hollywood Library Foundation at 323-469-1871 or visit http://bit.ly/wehofierce.