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6:30pm [6:30pm] Movie: Symbiotic Earth, ColorBrightonGreen.org Winter Film Series
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Movie: Symbiotic Earth How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution Symbiotic Earth explores the life and ideas of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis who challenged entrenched theories of male-dominated science. As a young scientist in the 1960s, Margulis was ridiculed when she first proposed that symbiosis – when organisms live and work together — was a key driver of evolution, but she persisted. Through numerous collaborations she caused a seismic shift in our understanding of life. Filmmaker John Feldman traveled globally to meet Margulis' cutting-edge colleagues and continually asked: What happens when the truth changes? Symbiotic Earth examines the worldview that has led to climate change and extreme capitalism and offers a new approach to understanding life that encourages a sustainable and symbiotic lifestyle. Elizabeth Henderson, an organic farmer, published author and leader in efforts that support organic farming and CSAs will lead a discussion. ColorBrightonGreen.org Winter Film Series Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm Brighton Memorial Library Friends Learning Center For more information, contact Margy Peet at info@colorbrightongreen.org Other upcoming presentations: Wednesday March 6 – Film screening of SEED: The Untold Story

7:00pm [7:00pm] Cancelled due to ice conditions “A Perspective on the Migrant Caravan: Religio
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“A Perspective on the Migrant Caravan: Religion, Civil Society, and the Politics of Naming” February 6, 2019, 7 PM Downtown Presbyterian Church* 121 North Fitzhugh St., Rochester *The church is accessible to those with mobility impairments and looped for the hearing impaired. For more information: Karleen West, karleen.rocla@gmail.com Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/347385776107078/ The Central American migrant caravans of 2018 and 2019 have brought renewed attention to the contemporary refugee crisis in the Western hemisphere. Yet they have also brought stigma to the word “caravan” and a debate over the appropriate forms of political engagement on the part of migrants and their allies and advocates. In this talk, Professor Martha Balaguera will address the politics of naming surrounding the so-called “caravan,” and provide her perspective on the collective and public migration of thousands of displaced Central Americans across Mexico en route to the United States. In the process, Balaguera will discuss the historical origins and religious foundations of migrant caravans in southern Mexico, and the larger debates that the word “caravan” conjures with respect to the humanity of migrants. Martha Balaguera is an Assistant Professor of Political Science who teaches at the University of Toronto-Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego, during the 2017-2018 academic year. Martha’s work focuses on social movements in violent contexts, with an emphasis on transborder forms of activism in the Americas from a feminist perspective.

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