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PLEASE HELP WITH THE 2020 CENSUS

The launch of Census 2020 is just around the corner on March 12, when postcards will begin arriving in households, providing an internet link to participate. Official Census Day is April 1. In the State of Washington, $16.7B in tax dollars for our communities are at stake, along with our democratic representation in Congress. We cannot afford to miss counting anyone in this census, especially historically under-counted communities of color, immigrants, tribes, rural areas, and young children. 


You can learn basic facts about the 2020 Census and how the Census Bureau protects your data, and then share these facts with others.

For additional reading, take a look at the article in Mother Jones magazine, "Hidden Figures: How Donald Trump is Rigging the Census.https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/donald-trump-rigging-2020-census-undercounting-minorities-1/

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

MeaningfulMovies.org


03/06/20 - Wallingford: 
Dolores (Huerta)
03/09/20 - Port Townsend: Dawnland

03/10/20 - Vashon: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
03/10/20 - Beacon Hill: Dawnland
03/13/20 - Gig Harbor: The Great Hack
03/13/20 - Woodinville: Let Them Eat Dirt
03/14/20 - Edmonds: Alive Inside

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Dolores

Dolores

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 3/6/2020 | 7:00 PM
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the …

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Dawnland

Dawnland

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 3/9/2020 | 6:30 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave
Port Townsend, WA

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to …

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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 3/10/2020 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre
17723 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA

This film tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good …

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Dawnland

Dawnland

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 3/10/2020 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St., Seattle, WA

The U.S. had an official policy to steal Wabanaki children from their homes and place them with white families so they could learn to "be white." Children faced devastating harm from the adults attempting to remove and replace their culture. In Maine, the first Truth and Reconciliation Committee was formed. "Dawnland" follows the committee as it travels to the Wabanaki …

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The Great Hack

The Great Hack

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 3/13/2020 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW,
Gig Harbor, WA

Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Cambridge Analytica is the focus of "The Great Hack."  A British data mining firm, the filmmakers realized that it became “a full-service propaganda machine.” The company collected data from social media platforms like Facebook to target ads at a narrow …

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Let Them Eat Dirt

Let Them Eat Dirt

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 3/13/2020 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA

Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us – our microbiota – as a major cause. But how could microorganisms that live in your gut affect the …

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Alive Inside

Alive Inside

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 3/14/2020 | 6:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
8109 224 Street SW, Edmonds, WA

Join us for a great screening followed by a rich discussion. In the beginning, filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett had planned on following Dan Cohen for just one day. Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, had wanted someone to document what he was witnessing in nursing homes, something he thought was extraordinary. What Cohen was …

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