THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, from film maker Lindsey Grayzel, follows Ken for a year and a half through a series of direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. The film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if that means breaking the law. Ken Ward has no regrets, and his certainty leaves the audience to consider if he is out of touch with reality, or if it is the rest of society that is delusional for not acting when faced with the unsettling evidence that we are collectively destroying our world.
Doors open at 6PM, with background videos on climate disobedience prior to the feature showing.
Q&A after the film, including principals from the movie via video link.
Cosponsors: Environmental Justice Team of Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 350 STL, Missouri Interfaith Power and Light, Citizens’ Climate Lobby St. Louis Chapter, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, EarthDance Farms, Union of Concerned Scientists - These great organizations will be present with information tables before and after the screening.
Admission is free, and donations to the Climate Disobedience Center are tax-deductible.
Additionally, you can support Ken's organization Climate Direct Action, and the tar sands valve turners here.
100 S Taylor Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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