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Woolman Semester to screen ‘Occupy Love’

The students of The Woolman Semester School will host a night celebrating environmental and social justice activism by bringing the film “Occupy Love” to Grass Valley on Friday.

Both a film premiere and a Change-maker’s Symposium, the evening will start with a reception where students from Woolman’s Activist Toolkit class will be informing and inspiring guests.

Featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement and beyond, “Occupy Love” aims to show that love can unite as much as greed can divide.

A semester program for high school juniors, seniors, and gap year students who hail from all over the country, The Woolman Semester School offers the opportunity to learn firsthand about social and environmental justice.

“Occupy Love is directly connected to the curriculum at our school. Whether the lessons are on gift economies or nonviolent resistance, our students are gaining an education that is relevant to this unique time in human history,” says Activist Toolkit Class teacher Emily Zionts.

The Change-maker’s Symposium will give the young activists a chance to display their plans for creating a more just and sustainable world, she said.

“Come at 7:15 p.m. for the film, but come at 6:30 p.m. for a dose of authentic, active hope through poetry, giant puppets, fair trade treats and more,” Zionts added.

This event is free and all are welcome; the events take place at the UU Community of the Mountains Church, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley, For more information, go online at semester.woolman.org.

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