CEMS Movie Night – A Good Neighbor – May 13

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CEMS Movie Night – A Good Neighbor

Special Guest: Lucy Molina (documentary subject)

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024

Location: Denver SIE Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (MAP)

Trailer for A Good Neighbor

5:00pm-6:30pm – Networking and happy hour

6:30pm – Film Screening followed by a discussion

A Good Neighbor is a feature-length documentary about a Latina single mother’s fight against racism and climate change as she campaigns for city council in one of the nation’s most polluted zip codes. 

A Good Neighbor brings up topics of climate justice, policy & advocacy, and the importance of local elections. Whether you’re inspired to run for office yourself, or want to find out how to testify against pollution permits, here are the organizations already fighting for a clean and just future in Colorado.

Lucy Molina – After years of showing up for her community and fighting for her kids at school board meetings, Lucy was specially appointed the director of the Adam’s 14 Board of Education in September of 2022.

Climate Justice – Lucy Molina refers to her neighborhood as an “Environmental Vomit.” Also known as a “Sacrifice Zone,” this predominantly Latinx community is disproportionately affected by polluters. 

Policy & Advocacy – The film highlights the need for stricter regulations on polluters, and the need for more people to join the fight in advocating for just transition and clean air. 

Local Elections – The stakes have never been higher for local elections, and Lucy’s campaign shows just how important it is to get involved locally and vote in every election. 


Lucy (Luz E.) Molina, serves on the Board of Directors for the Adams 14 School District and is a community activist and the main subject of the film.

Doug Benevento is a partner with Holland & Hart and his prior experience includes heading up CDPHE, working for Xcel Energy, and serving as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. EPA.

Dr. Mark Hernandez is a professor at CU Boulder, in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.  Dr. Hernandez is a registered professional civil engineer and an expert on the characterization and control of microbial air pollution. He is the principal investigator of an ongoing CDC study juxtaposing air quality, building performance and absenteeism in Colorado’s public schools.


Registration (includes one free drink ticket and light fare):
$40 individual
$25 student

$150 Event Sponsorship
– includes one individual registration, sponsor table in the lounge, logo presented on slideshow during networking/social hour

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Spring Event Committee Co-Chairs:

Jessica Francis


Roberto Lastrico

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