Free film showing in Royal Oak

On Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm Sierra Club Southeast Michigan Group will host a free movie, “Racing Extinction,” at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge, 2401 E. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI.

“Racing Extinction” is a 2015 documentary, running 95 minutes. The film is largely focused on life in the oceans, partly because the effects of excess carbon dioxide emissions on the ocean are profound and not well known; partly because many of the issues with ocean life are still caused by overfishing and other kinds of pollution. The New York Times review of this film said, “Contrasting the ugliness of destruction with the beauty of its victims is the film’s core aesthetic …”

Because the subject seems far removed from Michigan and the Great Lakes, it is something we should make an extra effort to understand. This film was picked by Interfaith Power and Light for presentation during Faith Climate Action Week earlier this year. Those who were unable to attend a screening in the spring might want to see it now.

Sierra Club public meetings are free and open to the public; any interested person can attend.

6:30-7:00 Snacks, socializing; 7:00-7:10 Announcements; 7:10 Presentation

For further information contact: Art Myatt,


Author: Art Myatt

Retired engineer and environmentally aware activist with Green Party of Michigan, Sierra Club and Alliance to Halt Fermi 3.

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