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Meaningful Movies: “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING” – Just 1 More Screening: Vancouver, WA

by October 23, 2015 1


Upcoming Screening Dates , Times, & Locations
See the list of organizations around the Seattle area and Western Washington who are advancing advocacy for Climate Justice at These are the ones advancing advocacy for Climate Justice. Whether you have just 3 hours or a lifetime, these groups offer effective ways to get meaningfully involved!  Facebook info HERE.
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(…the 27th screening Meaningful Movies has done or cosponsored)

  • THUR, JULY 21, 5:45 PM  in VANCOUVER, WA:” “This Changes Everything”
    Cosponsored by the Cascade Park Community Library & Friends of Cascade Park Community Library, in collaboration with the Meaningful Movies project.
    Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA
    You’re invited to a free screening of This Changes Everything, the 2015 documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s best-selling book on climate change and the need for radical social and economic change. There will be refreshments, and the movie will be followed by a discussion of climate change issues and you can get involved.

In an effort to build more advocacy for Climate Justice in the Puget Sound Area and Western WA, bring more awareness and support for a positive outcome following COP21, and to begin to educate about what we can all do to build a carbon-free future for ourselves and our children, The Meaningful Movies Project planned a series of  screenings of  This Changes Everything at 14 of our venues as a coordinated effort at multiple Meaningful Movies venues from Lopez Island to Tacoma. These started on Saturday, November 7th and continued through late January. The Meaningful Movies Project along with our incredible cosponsors (listed below) brought this film to communities providing speakers, educational materials and on-the-ground opportunities for attendees to engage in Climate Justice advocacy here in the Puget Sound region.

The popularity of the film and the critical nature of the topic propelled additional organizations, with the help of The Meaningful Movies Project, to schedule their own screenings. This lead to 12 more Meaningful Movies sponsored screenings and more exposure to the issues surrounding Global Climate Change and issues of Climate Justice.

In total, over 2,100 people in the Puget Sound area have seen this film through this series alone. And more films are scheduled.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: (Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis, 89 min, 2015) Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

“The stakes are too high for us not to make the absolute most of this moment.” -Naomi Klein
Please join us – together we can redirect our future.


Screenings at Regular Meaningful Movies Venues:

  • SAT NOV 7, 7:00 PM in WEST SEATTLE:  West Seattle Meaningful Movies
  • FRI NOV 20, 7:00 PM in KIRKLAND: Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
  • SUN NOV 22, 5:00 PM in MT. BAKER: Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
  • MON NOV 30, 6:30 PM on LOPEZ ISLAND: Transition Lopez Is Meaningful Movies
  • TUE DEC 1, 6:30 PM in RENTON: Meaningful Movies of Renton
  • FRI DEC 4, 7:00 PM in WALLINGFORD: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
  • FRI DEC 11, 7:00 PM in WEDGWOOD: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
  • FRI DEC 11, 7:30 PM in WOODINVILLE: Woodinville Meaningful Movies
  • SAT DEC 12, 7:00 PM in QUEEN ANNE, Queen Anne Meaningful Movies
  • SUN DEC 13, 3:00 PM in POULSBO, Free Range Films
  • FRI DEC 18, 7:00 PM in TACOMA: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
  • SAT JAN 9, 7:00 PM in EDMONDS: Sno-King Meaningful Movies
  • FRI JAN 15, 7:00 PM in BEACON HILL: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
  • WED JAN 27, 7:00 PM in ISSAQUAH: Meaningful Movies in Issaquah

Past Additional Screenings of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, sponsored by
The Meaningful Movies Project

  • TUE JAN 5, 1:00 – 3:15 PM in WALLINGFORD: “This Changes Everything”. The League of Women Voters Presents: Cosponsored by The Meaningful Movies Project.
  • WED JAN 13, 7:00 PM in WEDGWOOD: “This Changes Everything”. Eyewitness Reports From the Paris Climate Summit […Special Event …Discussion catalyzed by an earlier screening of the film]
  • SUN JAN 31, 1:30 – 4:00 PM in OLYMPIA: “This Changes Everything”. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Confronting the Climate Crisis, cosponsored by The Meaningful Movies Project
  • THU MAR 3, 6:00 PM in SEATTLE: “This Changes Everything” – Dinner & A Movie, sponsored by Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; UFCW 21; Teamsters 117; PSARA; and The Meaningful Movies Project
  • FRI MAR 4, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in SEATTLE: “This Changes Everything” – Brown bag lunch, Sponsored by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; UFCW 21; Teamsters 117; PSARA; and The Meaningful Movies Project
  • TUES MAR 29, 2016, 6:30 PM in SEATTLE: “This Changes Everything” – Sponsored by Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and The Meaningful Movies Project. There will be a 1/2 hour discussion following the film. 
  • TUES APR 5, 2016, 6:00 PM in SEATTLE: “This Changes Everything” – Presented by Backbone Campaign.   Cosponsored by Island GreenTech, Vashon Theatre and The Meaningful Movies Project.
  • FRI APR 22, 7:00 PM in WALLINGFORD: “This Changes Everything” – An Earth Day Movie Night at Nalanda West – Sponsored by a member of the Nalanda Bodhi Buddhist Community and The Meaningful Movies Project.
  • FRI APR 22, 2016, 7:00 PM in MAGNOLIA : “This Changes Everything” – Earth Day – Presented by Church of Ascension. Cosponsored by The Meaningful Movies Project.
  • FRI APR 22, 2016, 7:00 PM in GREEN LAKE“This Changes Everything” – Presented by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Cosponsored by The Meaningful Movies Project.
  • TUES APR 26, 2016, 7:00 PM in HOQUIAM, WA: “This Changes Everything” – Presented by Citizens for a Clean Harbor and Meaningful Movies
  • SAT May 14, 2016, 6:00  PM in SEATTLE: “This Changes Everything” – Presented by Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ. Cosponsored by The Meaningful Movies Project 
  • SAT MAY 14, 2016, 6:00 PM in SEATTLE: “This Changes Everything” – Hosted by the Transit Riders Union, in collaboration with the Meaningful Movies Project. Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA.

Specific information on all Meaningful Movies Venue locations can be found on our Home Page:

Additional resources and information from our cosponsors that are available to better prepare us all for a more meaningful dialog following these screenings.   Get involved.  …Make a difference.

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Please help us get the word out by distributing flyers to friends, family and in your neighborhood.   Thanks for your support!

A HUGE THANKS goes to our Cosponsors:
Please explore these links and resources.  These are the folks here on the ground doing the heavy lifting around Climate Justice. Connect with them; support them. –
350 Seattle is a grassroots organization passionate about climate and ecological justice. We work at every level–including direct action, policy, and education. We support the Pledge of Resistance and believe in the power of nonviolent civil disobedience.


LogoSierraClubThe Sierra Club –
The Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we’re leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.



The Backbone Campaign –
Backbone Campaign’s Artful Activism is bold, principled, powerful, and invigorates social movements striving for equity and justice.  Backbone provides creative strategies, artful action support, and convenes training opportunities for change agents across the United States.
Our purpose is to accelerate the growth of a social movement powerful enough to manifest a world where life, community, nature and our obligations to future generations are NOT for sale, but honored as sacred.


LogoGotGreenGot Green –
Got Green is a grassroots group in the Seattle area led by people of color and young adults that promotes the movement for an equitable, green economy as the best way to fight poverty and global warming at the same time. Founded in 2008, Got Green has quickly established itself as an authentic voice from communities of color on economic, racial and gender justice issues within the framework of this new, green economy.


Logo-Front-and-CenteredCommunities of Color for Climate Justice –
Communities of Color for Climate Justice is a coalition of Washington State’s leading racial and economic justice organizations. We strive to elevate the voices and interests of people on the frontlines of climate change to create a movement where equity is centered.


LogoCoolMomCool Mom –
CoolMom is a Seattle based nonprofit organization that unites moms and families to take action on climate change through education, lifestyle change and advocacy.




League of Women Voters –
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.



LogoWADECWashington Democratic Environmental Caucus –
WaDEC’s mission is to assure that environmental issues, and in particular climate disruption, is addressed in policies, platform positions, resolutions and endorsements of the Democratic Party of Washington State. Meaningful Movie’s association with WaDEC is solely based on both groups’ shared concern around environmental issues and is not based on endorsements of candidates or partisan politics.  Download flyer HERE.



LogoPugetSoundSagePuget Sound Sage –
Puget Sound Sage is an organization led by majority women of color that is accountable to and serves the interests of low-income people, people of color, immigrants and refugees in the Puget Sound region. We advocate for policy change at the local and regional level, where we believe community voice can have the most impact. We bring our expertise in strategic research, policy analysis, community organizing and coalition building to win local and regional campaigns to ensure all people have good jobs, affordable housing, and a clean and healthy environment.


LogoEarthMinistryEarth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light –
Earth Ministry is the statewide leader in engaging the religious community in environmental stewardship and advocacy. Our Greening Congregations Program was the first in the country to help houses of worship implement sustainable practices, and our faithful advocacy program is on the cutting edge of empowering clergy and lay leaders to speak out on public policy issues. Through education, outreach, organizing, and training, Earth Ministry builds a powerful moral constituency of people of faith taking action for the health of our communities and the environment.
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LogoSightlineSightline Institute –
Sightline Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and communications center founded in 1993, whose mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability—strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment.



LogoWAEnvironmentalCouncilWashington Environmental Council –
Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington’s most critical environmental challenges since 1967. WEC builds and leads partnerships, mobilizes the public, engages decisionmakers, and takes legal action to enact and enforce environmental protection policy and ensure a sustainable future.
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For more than a quarter century, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) has been active in fighting for older Americans, their children and their families. The PSARA Environmental Committee works for climate justice for all. 



Logo--climate-actionThe Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy –
The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington State’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global warming pollution, strengthening our economy, and making sure all Washington families have a better future.
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FUSE LogoFUSE Washinton –
Fuse is the state’s largest progressive organization – people creating change online, on the ground, and on issues that matter.  Our mission is to build a bigger and stronger progressive movement, increase leadership and accountability in politics, and improve peoples’ lives. Combining the power of the Internet with real world action and stronger communications, we bring people and groups together to drive progress forward in Washington State.
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  1. Amy Godes
    #1 Amy Godes 7 December, 2015, 10:47

    I am a resident of University House (about 160 residents); getting to the locations showing “This Changes Everything” is very difficult for many of us seniors. Would it be possible to show the film here at U.House–or lend us a copy so we could show it ourselves?? Please let me know a.s.a.p. Am on your mailing list and have been to some great M.M.s.

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