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Dinner and a Documentary: The Power of One Voice
July 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springdale, PA native Rachel Carson was one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring awoke America to the impacts of rapidly advancing science on human and environmental health. Today, Rachel Carson remains an inspiration to people across the globe. Join Green Building Alliance and Dr. Patricia DeMarco for a cookout and film viewing of the new documentary, The Power of One Voice, at 11 Stanwix.
Local filmmaker Mark Dixon and Rachel Carson expert Patricia DeMarco joined forces to create a stunning look at Carson’s work and legacy. The Power of One Voice has gained national acclaim and is an official selection in the Woods Hole Film Festival, American Conservation Film Festival, and the AASHE Conference. Robert Musil, president and CEO of The Rachel Caron Council says: “The Power of One Voice sensitively lifts Rachel Carson from “the pesticide lady” to a profound and prophetic voice for our time.” The film, which offers a variety of insights into Carson’s work – including a rare interview with her son – was produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring.
Event participants will gather in the sun-soaked lobby and beautiful new patio of 11 Stanwix for food, drinks, and networking. Upon moving into the building’s theater-style conference room, guests will enjoy comments from the film’s executive producer, Patricia DeMarco, and will then enjoy a screening of the film. We’ll end the evening with a Q&A session with Dr. DeMarco.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Food, drinks, and networking.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Welcome, film introduction by Patricia DeMarco, film screening.
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Q&A with Patricia DeMarco
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Academics, college students, interested citizens, community planners, non-profit organization and corporate representatives, and more.
1. Understand the context of Rachel Carson’s work and how it impacted our local region and the world.
2. Gain insight into Rachel Carson’s legacy 50 years after the release of Silent Spring.
3. Learn first-hand from the film’s executive producer about how she sees connections today between science, environmentalism, and human health.
4. Become inspired to find the power of your own voice.