The Bridge and its Community Allies present the
Seventh Annual Summer Film Series
to inform, inspire, empower and transform
Stay for community conversations after the screenings
with local experts and advocates
The second film, WEATHER GONE WILD, will be shown on
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 7 PM
WEATHER GONE WILD explores recent extreme weather events and the scientific projections of what we can expect over the next few decades. What can we do to give ourselves the best chance of protecting our homes and families from the weather’s devastating effects? The documentary travels to New York, Miami, Toronto, Calgary and Rotterdam to detail the dangers of the destructive new weather patterns, and shows the innovative plans in each city trying to engineer their way to a safer future. Everything from farming to the insurance industry to building codes will have to change. How can — and must — the average citizen adapt their life to Weather Gone Wild?
JOINING US AFTER THE FILM FOR COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WILL BE LOCAL CLIMATE EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES :
Barnali Dixon, Ph.D.
Executive Director of ICAR (Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience)
Chair of Tampa Bay Group Sierra Club
Rebecca Johns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Florida Studies and Geology – USF St. Petersburg
Volunteer for The Climate Mobilization
Research Meteorologist, NOAA
Lynn Ringenberg, MD
Physicians For Social Responsibility, Florida
The increasing frequency of hurricanes and heat waves, heat-related illnesses and changes in infectious illnesses like Zika virus call for personal and societal attention. A multidisciplinary panel will address how climate affects physical and mental health—of both individuals and communities—and highlight existing resources and approaches to developing resiliency.
Maria Sgambati, MD, Board Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Gayle Guidash, MPH, REHS, Assistant CHD Director, Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County
Adriana Uruena-Agnes, PhD, Faculty and Lead Psychologist, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, St. Petersburg College
Seating is limited and online registration is required.
Sponsored by Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College & PSR Florida
Join PSR Florida in welcoming distinguished speaker Martin Fleck for a day of Advocacy Skills Training. Martin Fleck is the Director of the Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program in Washington D.C. Learn to advocate to an elected official, utilize social media more effectively, and create more successful articles and op-eds. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss. Lunch will be provided first.
On Dec. 5 at 8 am, Whitney Fung of PSR Florida will be part of a plenary session panel, presenting on “Climate and Health Call to Action: An Evaluation of a Program to Engage Health Professionals.”