Michael Bonfiglio/2017/82 min/Energy
FILM DESCRIPTION: “From the Ashes” captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.
Thursday, March 7, 5 to 8:30 p.m. [West]
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Room 302, Chicago
Reception at 5 p.m., Film begins at 6 p.m.
Arrive at 5 p.m. to enjoy a pre-reception sponsored by UIC; you'll also get to engage with action and project ideas through Action Partners: Sierra Club Chicago Chapter, PERRO, IL PIRG 100% Renewable Energy Campaign, and students from UIC's Eco Educators and Heritage Garden Groups.
After the film, participate in facilitated Q&A, and learn about meaningful action opportunities with: Robert Cohen, MD, FCCP, Clinical Professor Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences School of Public Health, UIC Black Lung Center of Excellence; Troy Hernandez, PERRO Board Member; Thomas Cmar, Deputy Managing Attorney for the Coal Program. Facilitator: Cynthia Klein-Banai, Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, University of Illinois at Chicago. After the discussion, visit once again with Action Partners described above, who can help us move from awareness to environmental action.
Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.
Thursday, March 7, 7 to 9:30 p.m. [North]
Northwestern University, McCormick Foundation Center Forum
1870 Campus Dr., Evanston
After the film, participate in Q&A, and learn about meaningful action opportunities, with Pastor Booker Vance of Elevate Energy and JC Kibbey of Sierra Club Chicago Chapter. Facilitator: Kristen Pratt Kalaman, Chicago Community Climate Partnership. Also engage with action and project ideas through Christina Crusius and Jayden Allen of Sunrise Movement Chicago.
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.