A Concerned Citizen Screening at the United Nations Association Film Festival and Reception with Filmmakers, Stanford, California


The United Nations Association Film Festival presents A Concerned Citizen

Tuesday, October 22, 8:00pm
Jordan Hall, Building 420, Main Quad, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Tickets: $12 General Admission per film session; Festival Passes also available at varying prices
Pre-screening reception with the filmmakers at 7:30pm

The documentary A Concerned Citizen is screening at UNAFF's 2019 Scales of Justice International Documentary Film Festival on October 22 at 8pm. This film documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a citizen activist, who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened and came to the aid of her Alaskan community in their battle to get fair compensation for their loss of health and income.

More recently Riki, a toxicologist, author, and activist, has been organizing the Gulf coast communities as they struggle to recover from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Taking the lessons she learned as an activist, she is also spearheading the campaign called Ultimate Civics, a complete civics curriculum she developed that empowers students to participate in their democracy. Recognizing the power of money in politics, she advocates for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and to reform campaign finance laws. She lectures nationally and internationally, inspiring students from fifth grade, through universities and adults to take action and showing by example how one person can make a difference.

Prior to the film screening, there will be a reception with the filmmakers at 7:30pm.

More Information: http://www.unaff.org/2019/schedule.html

October 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Jordan Hall
Stanford University
Building 420 Main Quad
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
Google map and directions

Will you come?

Be the first to comment

Civics in Action