Associated with the week of climate
: CHANGE events, ‘Miss Representation' will be shown. It is part
of a festival of films dealing with social and environmental issues. All
films were produced by University Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich.
"Miss Representation brings
together some of America's most influential women in politics, news, and
entertainment to give us an inside look at the media's message. Miss Representation explores women's under-representation
in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging
portrayal of women in the media. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive
forces in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that women's
primary value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality-not in their capacity
as leaders. Through the riveting perspectives of youth and the critical
analysis of top scholars, Miss Representation will
change the way you see media."
As part of the week of climate
: CHANGE events, Thea Alvin will be artist in residence. Join her at lunchtime for her talk, 'Let’s change the
climate’ and/or watch her in action all week long.
artist Thea has been a professional stone mason for 25 years, and mostly uses
dry stone stacking to create sculptures and landscape installations. Her works
include stunning stone arches, walls and ornamental spirals. Alvin will be at St. Lawrence University all
week and her challenge is using recyclable materials (bicycles and soda cans?)
to create arches and a small house on campus. Thea Alvin has traveled around the world
teaching, building and learning from master masons.
As part of the week of climate
: CHANGE events, guests Jerry Jenkins, Hal Thomas and Jon Montan, join St. Lawrence
Lavigne for a panel discussion on understanding climate action plans and
Hal Thomas (SLU '74) is an environmental prosecutor for California Department
of Fish and Game. He was an attorney on the landmark case that forced the
water utility agency for Los Angeles (LA Water and Power) to return water to
streams of the Eastern Sierra to preserve fish habitat. He has prosecuted
many types of environmental crime. He is an expert on the history of the
development of the California legal code that entrusts protection of wildlife
and its habitat to the State. He can speak knowledgeably about the
politics and realities of enforcing environmental laws. He is also able
to explain the California state climate action plan, Assembly Bill 32.
Jon Montan (SLU '72) has been working for St. Lawrence County
for over 30 years, in the Planning Office mostly on environmental topics and
issues. His working life has coincided
with the rise in environmental awareness, beginning with Earth Day in 1970 and
now focusing on climate change, peak oil and species extinctions resulting from
"For the first time ever, MSF gave a documentary crew uncensored access to
its field operations. Set in war-torn Congo and post-conflict Liberia, "Living
in Emergency" interweaves the stories of four doctors as they struggle to
provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. Two volunteers are new
recruits: a 26-year-old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and
an American surgeon from Tennessee trying to cope under the load of emergency
cases in a shattered capital city.
Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic head of mission, valiantly
trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted
veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out. Amid the chaos, each
doctor must find their own way to face the challenges of the work, the tough
choices, and the limits of their idealism."