Bowling for Columbine and Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

PRESENTED BY: Everett Meaningful Movies
6:00 PM, Friday, April 20, 2018 PST
Location: Everett (click for map)

FREE EVENT! Students and Community Welcome! Bowling for Columbine (Rated R)

Doors Open at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20th and the movie shows at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be provided.

ABOUT THE MOVIE: “Bowling for Columbine” is an alternately humorous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, about the violent soul of America. Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? The talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But are we that much different from many other countries? What sets us apart? How have we become both the master and victim of such enormous amounts of violence? This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi.

ABOUT THE EVENT: April 20th, anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School.  March For Our Lives–Everett Event Planning Team is hosting an evening event to commemorate Columbine and join in a facilitated community discussion following the screening. Students and community members are welcome to attend this event.

No political discussion allowed. The main sponsors are non-partisan and the topic of gun violence will be discussed as a public health and safety issue. The movie is Rated-R so we’re allowing attendees to determine appropriateness for viewing, but want to remind everyone that this is a difficult and sensitive topic with mature content at times.

Students are invited to network for future student-led events and discussions on gun violence in our community. Material will be shared for upcoming events that are student-led including a Town Hall at Everett Community College in May 2018.

ABOUT THE MOVEMENT: Students are speaking out against gun violence with a national movement in support of Parkland students with three key events(1) #Enough/Women’s March Empower Youth Group 3/14/2018; 2) #MarchForOurLives/National march on Washington DC and 1,000 local community-based actions including the largest protest march EVER in Everett, Washington; and 3) #NationalSchoolWalkout/ a day of action). The National School Walkout Event is 4/20 at 10 a.m. at a school near you! This is a day of action, scheduled by students at individual schools ( “We’re protesting the violence in schools and the lack of change that has occurred to stop that. The day is also a time for students to interact on an elevated platform they have never had before. It is a day of discourse and thoughtful sharing. Bringing together communities and students to get a national discussion rolling.”


Sponsors: Event Co-Sponsors include: March For Our Lives - Event Plannting Team (Communities of Color Coalition, SnoCo Indivisible, Marysville Indivisible, NAACP-SC, League of Women Voters of Snohomish County, Women's March-Everett/SnoCo, North Sound Progressive Community People's Summit) and a special thanks to Everett Meaningful Movies

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Release Year: 2002

Running Time: 120min

Director: Michael Moore

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