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Public Trust Film Screening and Discussion – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
October 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a virtual screening and discussion of Patagonia’s newest highly acclaimed film “Public Trust, The Fight for America’s Public Lands”, hosted by Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Creation Justice Ministries, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Annapolis.
We will be hosting a live screening Sunday, Oct. 18 starting at 6:30 pm with an accompanying live Zoom chat. The film is an hour and a half long and will be followed by an online conversation where we will discuss the film and talk about how we can mobilize to protect our public lands.
If folks cannot attend the screening they have through Wednesday, Oct. 21 until 11:30 p.m. to view it independently. We encourage folks to attend the event together on Sunday, Oct. 18 to promote community engagement and discussion of this important issue!
Register now and the links will be sent a few days prior to the screening.
In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, PUBLIC TRUST investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.