Liyana – an animated documentary

For World Aids Day, Liyana, an award winning animated documentary will be screened at the Price Center Theater Friday, November 30, 2018. Liyana tells the story of 5 children in southern Africa with a message of hope and perseverance. The event will also include a panel on HIV research, a Q&A with the filmmaker, and a Meet & Greet time.

Liyana animated documentary

The event presented by Tritons for Gender Equity and the Center on Gender Equity and Health. After the screening, the film will become part of the Library’s collection for viewing in the classroom or at the Library.  More details on the Facebook Liyana Film Screening Events page.

The True Cost Film Screening

True Cost Film

The True Cost Film Screening
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

 

This October kicks off Campus Sustainability Month! This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education. To celebrate and kickoff a new year of sustainability advancements, we are hosting a film screening of the documentary The True Cost.

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

The film screening is free and open to the public. The film is 90 minutes long, so feel comfortable to leave early or come late to accommodate your schedule. Feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served!

Hosted by the Library Sustainability Committee.

Film Screening & Food Drive: A Place at the Table

Film Screening: A Place at the Table
Monday, November 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

A recent study found “that levels of food insecurity among households with students in four-year colleges and vocational education were 11.2 and 13.5 percent, respectively, in 2015—rates that are largely similar to national levels.” In addition, 50 million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table is a 2012 documentary film directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, with appearances by Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel, and chef Tom Colicchio. The film tells the powerful stories of three Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat, and examines how you think about the hungry.

Open to the public. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Feel free to bring your lunch and leave early or come late to accommodate your schedule.

Food Drive

If you can, please bring non-perishable food donations for the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry.  They are especially looking for: canned meats (like chicken, tuna), cereal, peanut butter, and top ramen. See video on the Triton Food Pantry facebook page.

For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gayatri Singh, gasingh@ucsd.edu.

This event is hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

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