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The People’s Climate Movement Film Festival

  • Chokwe Lumumba Center 939 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS, 39203 United States (map)

From Jackson to Paris and Beyond: The People’s Climate Movement Film Festival

Friday, October 16th
6 – 9 pm
Saturday, October 17th
4 – 8 pm

Suggested $10 per day.

This film festival is a fundraiser for Cooperation Jackson’s “Freedom Road” delegation to Paris, France for the COP21 Climate Negotiations and Global Convergence for Climate Justice.

Featured films include: “A Fierce Green Fire” and “10 Years After Katrina: Resilience, Recovery, and Reality”.

Join us in supporting Cooperation Jackson’s "Freedom Road from Jackson to Paris and Beyond" delegation, which reflects our commitment to build a path of prosperity through the practice of economic democracy and restorative economics that is not dependent upon the extractive economy and the systemic pathologies of capitalism.

To construct this path we must end the "false solutions" being proposed by the transnational corporations and the governments that do their bidding. We must build this fight from the ground up and we are attempting to play our part by making our home the "greenest" city in the United States, dedicated to zero-emissions, zero-waste, renewable energy and a vibrant solidarity economy that restores our climate and ecology.

Last year, Cooperation Jackson joined more than 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York City to demand action on climate change. The march was led by the frontline communities like ours who are most impacted by the environmental crisis. From that pivotal moment, the People's Climate Movement was born.

Frontline communities remain at the center of the effort to build a broad-based movement for change at the national level. The Climate Justice Alliance, which we proud members of, continues to be an integral part of the People’s Climate Movement. This fall, we are calling for bold action on climate at the local, national and global levels.

Our film festival is our contribution to The National Day of Action being called for October 14th, 2015. The National Day of Action focuses on building momentum leading up to United Nations climate negotiations in Paris this December. We are calling for a sustainable, democratic and just economy that preserves our planet and works for all peoples.

You can also make an online donation to support the delegation.

Earlier Event: September 27
Spirit Sunday
Later Event: October 28
This Changes Everything Film Screening