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Conscientious Projector presents The Wisdom to Survive

Conscientious Projector presents The Wisdom to Survive

Bringing “New Thinking and a New Way of Life” to an Era of Vast Change

As the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s May release of its National Climate Assessment emphatically points out, “Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present.” In other words, it is here, now, and there is no turning back. Will we, as a species, find the love and strength within ourselves to finally respond? Will we be able to redirect our behavior and our economic practices to salvage the life systems of our planet and create a durable future? These are crucial questions asked in The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community, this month’s Conscientious Projector presentation on Thursday, June 12, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts.

Producer/directors John Ankele and Anne Macksoud bring clarity and compassion to their subject, enlisting counsel from leading figures such as Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, founder Bill McKibben, Natural Resource Defense Council co-founder Gus Speth, and The End of Growth author Richard Heinberg, among others. Tom F. Driver, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary says, “This is a starkly prophetic film. It combines the direst of warnings with deep love of life. Better than any other film I know, it makes clear that our profit-oriented growth economy has caused the climate catastrophe and cannot itself rescue us from disaster. We need new thinking and a new way of life.”

A community discussion follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. For more information contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit

Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103