New Meetup: Free Screening: A Sense of Wonder, Rachel Carson

From: Joann L.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:21 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The San Diego Sustainable Development Meetup Group!

What: Free Screening: A Sense of Wonder, Rachel Carson

When: March 21,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009

Time: 2-5 pm

Location: Health Services Complex-Rosecrans, Coronado Conference Room, 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, 92110


A SENSE OF WONDER is about the life of Rachel Carson, the pioneer of the modern environmental movement.
Rachel Carson?s bestseller Silent Spring led to the banning of the chemical DDT, the creation of the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the birth of the organic food movement. Al Gore writes in his foreword to the thirtieth anniversary edition of Silent Spring, ?Without this book, the environmental movement may never have developed at all.? Sense of Wonder Productions is teaming up with the National Women's History Project to host 100 screenings & events across the country entitled "An Evening with Rachel Carson." It's an opportunity to revisit the origins of the modern environmental movement, and learn how Carson's message can inspire us for generations to come.

A Sense of Wonder is an intimate portrait of pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson during the last year of her life, as she battles cancer and the chemical industry in the wake of publishing Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of the 20th century. The Center for Food Safety is proud to be working with Sense of Wonder Productions in spreading the word about this poignant and important film.


What People Are Saying About A Sense of Wonder
"Rachel Carson taught us that the natural world and human society are, indeed, interdependent and indivisible, and moreover that we have an obligation as stewards of the environment to safeguard and protect the world around us,? said Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine. ?This responsibility has been passed from generation to generation and as such constitutes the cornerstone of her legacy that endures. And in that light, I couldn't be more pleased that Rachel Carson's remarkable story has been adapted for the screen in A Sense of Wonder, so more people may learn about her life and the guiding principles that shaped it and that continue to inspire us all."

A Sense of Wonder stars Broadway, film and television actress Kaiulani Lee. Using Carson?s own words, Lee?s portrait of Carson is historically accurate and powerfully moving. Noted drama critic Christopher Rawson says, ?What Lee achieves in barely an hour is something rare?she merges herself with Carson?s spirit.?

About The National Women?s History Project
The National Women's History Project (NWHP), founded in 1980, is an educational nonprofit organization. The NWHP is the catalyst, the content provider, the behind-the-scenes director of a myriad of activities promoting women as leaders and influential forces in our society. Over the past 28 years, the NWHP, founded in Santa Rosa, California, has established a nationwide presence as the number one resource for information and material about the unfolding roles of women in American history. The NWHP leads both local and national efforts, consults, publishes, distributes, inspires, advises, and networks with a wide variety of institutions and activists in the field. For more information, please visit www.nwhp.org.

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