A note from the host, NationBuilder Vice President of Film, Laura Harris:
In the late 1990s, I was living on the lower east side of Manhattan. On hot summer nights my friends and I would often hunt for “secret garden” empty lot parks in Alphabet City. There, spontaneous gatherings would occur to watch films projected on the walls of adjoined buildings or DIY screens of bed sheets stitched together. These became some of our most treasured neighbourhood memories.
In tribute to those unforgettable community nights, please join us for our inaugural Backyard Movie Night in Highland Park, Los Angeles, where we will be screening renowned artist Ai Weiwei's film Human Flow. Filmed in twenty three countries over the course of a year, this epic documentary will take us on a journey into the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal impact.
Refugees walking near Idomeni Camp, Greece in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios release.
Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios
Dinner by Homegirl Cafe and drinks will be served at 6:00pm, with film starting at 7:00pm and conversation to follow.
Tickets are $20. All proceeds after meal costs go to https://www.humanflow.com/action/
Los Angeles, CA
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Changing The Story: An Evening of Conversation, Inspiration, and Community for People Who Give a Damn
Creating change in the world has never been more urgent or more challenging. This evening is all about how we, as leaders, change-makers, philanthropists, and a community of people who give a damn, can cut through the noise, give powerful voice to causes, and have an impact in deep, sometimes surprising ways.
We'll hear from three incredible leaders who span generations and ethnicities, share stories of our own, engage in surprising and deep conversations, and perhaps even find new opportunities to work together. Our hope is that everyone comes away inspired and with concrete actions they can implement right away.
All in about two hours. It's going to be fun. And it won't happen without you. Hope you can join us!
Featuring an interactive panel conversation with:
Steve LePore (Founder of My Friend's Place, SGV Youth Project, and 1in6)
Rachel Sumekh (Founder and CEO, Swipe Out Hunger)
Karla Vaszquez (Creator, SalviSoul)
Tickets are $20, use code 'NBFRIEND' for a special discount and please RSVP here.
Hosted by Michael Kass:
Michael Kass is a Los Angeles-based facilitator, coach, speaker, and award-winning storyteller dedicated to helping people, organizations and communities discover and harness the power of their stories to create change.
520 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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