News and Events

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.