Author: Shamina de Gonzaga

Cowspiracy

08 February, 2017 1xnu4zy0ewz54h-h-hikwpeksjkvu7w3xeua_n7waooashlpozrg4xbnb4bbpg9emu6d_ki1jf1feqxycztslbweaakauksiu6utl0hoikq94oinapl0napkxvpry2qalc9aiy_cexvzucss0-d-e1-ft – The Stand Up Rise Up Environmental Film Series presents Cowspiracy, a documentary film on the negative impact of the cattle industry on the environment, and  the silence of environmental organizations and governmental authorities, at Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus, followed by a panel discussion.

Stand Up, Rise Up Film Series

25 January, 2017  – WCPUN is pleased to participate in co-presenting 8 weeks of cutting edge environmental documentaries to educate, motivate and inspire people to take action about global sustainability challenges. Beginning on 25 January, with a presentation of Before The Flood, WCPUN will accompany the series, organized by the Environmental Coalitioimg_1477n of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB) and the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College, engaging participants in questions related to the films’ topics, as part of the “Global to Local-Local to Global” initiative of WCPUN and FIU Carta. University of Miami and Media for Change Professors and Documentarians joined to film some of the interviews. More Information

Lions Walk and Anniversary

14 January, 2017  – The Lions Club of Hong Kong (Pacific) participated in the “Lions Walk” annual fund raising activity for over 2000 members of District 303, to raise funds for community service projects. The estimated total funds raised from the event are HK$ 4 Million (US$520,000.). Two days later,  on 16 January, the Lions Club of Hong Kong (Pacific) celebrated its 27th Anniversary, marking the exact day in 1990 when Dr. Charles Koo, esteemed WCPUN Board Member and International Adviser, chartered the club and became its Charter President.

Indocumentales presents FOOD CHAINS

foodchainsposter 16 November, 2016 – 6:30 pm KJCC, Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012
Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain. Discussion with Assistant Professor Gustavo Setrini, Food Studies program at NYU Steinhardt and Shamina de Gonzaga of What Moves You? / WCPUN.

HABLA y VOTA

habla-y-vota-key-art-4-hrINDOCUMENTALES immigration film and dialogue series features HBO Latino’s Habla y Vota at NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center on Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 at 6:30 pm, followed by a discussion with Special Guest Speakers, Director, Alberto Ferreras, and Comedian and Writer, Gabe Gonzalez. Indocumentales is co-presented by Cinema Tropical, NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and what moves you?, an affiliate of WCPUN. RSVP