JOSHUA GINSBERG: "Why I'm an Environmental Optimist" — 7:30 PM, Friday, November 9, 2018, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT

Dr. Joshua Ginsberg is President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY.  He cites as positive developments the economics of alternative energy, one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and the energy storage systems which now make it possible for some places to be off the grid entirely.

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RAY SUAREZ: "Getting Ready for the Next America: The Fight Over Who We'll Be" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT

"The battle over America's racial and ethnic future: The two elections of Barack Obama may have convinced you the path to majority-minority America was going to go one way. President Trump, nativism, and Charlottesville may be a signal that it's going to be a much more complicated transition."

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PAMELA TATGE: "Dance in the 21st Century" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Hotchkiss School

Pamela Tatge, Director of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, an international dance festival, professional school, and archives located in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. She is responsible for setting the artistic vision and strategic goals for all aspects of the organization, including Festival programming, education, preservation, audience engagement, residency programming and artist support, long-term planning, collaborative programming, fundraising, marketing, and more.

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PLASTIC OCEAN: 11:30 AM, Sunday, January 21, 2018, The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

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CIVIC LIFE PROJECT: Student Documentaries: 11:30 AM Sunday, June 11, 2017, The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY

If you think today's high school students think of nothing but social media and video games, wait until you see the mini-documentaries they are producing this year as part of the Civic Life Project. This program is designed to encourage area high school students to investigate current topics and find out how government involvement works.

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