Chats & Talks

In addition to the 11 free to the public workshops scheduled, we have a series of smaller, more intimate discussion groups happening during the film fest. So sit back, grab a coffee or a cocktail, and get informed and educated with like-minded individuals who want to make a difference. Best of all – they’re FREE to the public!

 

howto3Coffee Talk: Bringing Salmon Back from the Brink
Saturday, January 14, 8:30am
Three Forks Bakery & Brewery
211 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Scientists name four dams that block access to some of the best remaining salmon habitat in the lower-48 as a leading cause of the species’ decline. Despite $15 billion spent to revive salmon populations of the Pacific Northwest, not one species has recovered. Now a campaign is pushing federal agencies to use the most effective tool we have for restoring salmon: removing the dams. Join Earthjustice Wildlands Campaigner Rebecca Bowe in a conversation about the once-in-a-lifetime chance to restore iconic salmon populations.

 

jordan-fisher-smithFireside Chat
Saturday, January 14, 3:30pm
The Golden Era
309 Broad St, Nevada City

How much should we try to control nature in order to restore it, and what happens when we get it wrong? Jordan Fisher Smith discusses his new book Engineering Eden over craft cocktails at this renowned Nevada City watering hole. Engineering Eden has been nominated for the 2017 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and the Wall Street Journal calls it “intensely reported, rousingly readable, and ambitiously envisioned.” Jordan is also the author of Nature Noir, a memoir of his strange life as a park ranger. Book signing to follow.

 

howto3Coffee Talk: Moving Beyond Mind
Sunday, January 15, 8:30am
Three Forks Bakery & Brewery
211 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Explore the heart’s wisdom and connection to nature as a gateway to unlimited creativity. Can we be more effective when we respond from the connected heart? What is love-based campaigning and where is its place in this current climate? Join river activist Mark Dubois and his wife, Clare, Treesisters.org founder, for an intimate search of the ‘through line’ through today’s whitewater. Come for a rest, an antidote or a moment of soul calming honest reflection on what really matters.

 

chad-nicholsonFireside Chat 
Sunday, January 15, 3pm
The Golden Era
309 Broad St, Nevada City

Chad Nicholson, community organizer with CELDF, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Chad assists communities in rights-based organizing to protect themselves from harmful corporate activities. He works daily with ordinary people facing horrific harms, who are asserting their right to decide what happens in their own communities. Chad accompanies the film, We The People 2.0. If you are ready to engage a different kind of activism, please join us.