Online Discussion of Activized

PRESENTED BY: Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Thursday, April 9, 2020
Location: Mt Baker (click for map)

Important note: This online discussion of the movie Activized does not include a viewing of the movie.  Before joining in on this event with us, watch Activized (36 minutes) at your convenience.  Details for separate online access to both – first the movie and then this discussion – appear below.


Activized follows a handful of ordinary Americans who have surprised themselves by becoming political activists. The subjects of this film are passionate newcomers to the political arena; people who never saw themselves as rabble-rousers or trouble-makers. But something in the past three years inspired each of them to step up, put themselves on the front lines, and make a decision to defend American values and democratic institutions they believe are under threat.

The half dozen characters in this film are everyday people, not politicians or celebrities. Some are young — one is 17 — others are middle-aged. They come from various backgrounds and regions. By interweaving their personal stories against the backdrop of their chosen causes – gun violence prevention, immigration rights, voting rights – this film explores the motivations, successes and failures, sacrifices, and most of all the contributions of this small sample of Americans who are practicing what has been labeled “constructive patriotism.”

To watch Activized before this discussion

Contact admin@southseattleclimate.org or hunter@meaningfulmovies.org for a password and link to the movie.

To join the Zoom meeting for this discussion of Activized

Contact admin@southseattleclimate.org or hunter@meaningfulmovies.org for a password and link to the movie.

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 36 minutes

Director: Eric Stange

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