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Laura Fronckiewicz with Mothers Out Front would like to extend an invite to SWEP members to join Mothers Out Front for a free screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new National Geographic film, shedding light on the effects of climate change. The movie looks at the inspiring steps communities across the country are taking to confront the severe health and economic threats posed by climate change.

The screening will be held at The Alliance Center in Denver, on May 15th at 6 PM. They’d be grateful for RSVPs as they are providing food. RSVP link here -> http://bit.ly/2GFkcml.

Attached is a flyer for the event. Flyer Denver w_ link (1)

A little about Mothers Out Front below:

WHO THEY ARE

Founded six years ago, Mothers Out Front is a diverse, national movement of mothers working together to protect their children and communities from climate change and the damaging impacts of fossil fuel extraction and use. They combine the fierce determination of mothers fighting for their children’s future with the discipline of a proven organizing framework developed over decades of social movement-building, taught at the Harvard Kennedy School by veteran organizer Marshall Ganz. Their analysis is simple: Progress in addressing climate change has been far too slow, and time is running out. Most critically lacking has been an engaged, activated citizenry capable of pushing decision-makers to take bold and effective action.

Mothers, as highly-credible members of their communities who are willing to do what it takes to protect their children, are a largely untapped and potent force for effecting change. They are building a movement, not an institution; they bring together mothers, grandmothers and caregivers across geographies and demographics to act collectively for climate solutions. They network locally and call on municipal decision makers to lead, and with growing numbers and influence, they call on state leaders to act for climate solutions. They work closely with partners and allies across political, research, policy, civil rights, and legal arenas for the maximum coordinated impact.

HOW THEY WORK

They empower mothers of all backgrounds to step into leadership roles by providing the structure, training, and tools they need to come together in community-based teams, build power, and win campaigns. Many of the mothers who join them have never before been politically or civically engaged, and through their involvement in their work are for the first time discovering their voice and power. Their moms work on a range of discrete, smart, strategic campaigns at the local and statewide levels, including:

  • getting clean energy policies enacted;
  • stopping construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure;
  • addressing health and safety issues linked to fossil fuels and climate change;
  • changing the overall public narrative about fossil fuels and energy choices ; and
  • promoting energy democracy and ensuring accountability and transparency from decision-makers

They prioritize building diversity among the mothers who lead this work, and they organize in frontline communities to ensure those most impacted by energy decisions and climate change lead in creating appropriate solutions.