On October 26, 2017, TRU takes to the world stage when the university participates, along with universities worldwide, in a showing of former US vice-president Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and a video-conference question-and-answer session with Gore.
“TRU is one of only a few other universities in North America to get the rights to do this event,” says TRU Students’ Union (TRUSU) Politics Club president Shawna-Rae McLean. McLean was a personal assistant for Gore during a week-long Climate Reality Project conference in July, 2017.
“My work with Mr. Gore has inspired me to really participate in climate education and conversation with my peers and educators, both on and off campus,” she adds.
“When people see this film and then get a chance—with people from all walks of life—to ask questions and hear what Mr. Gore has to say, I hope that they will get inspired to be climate advocates also. The climate reality we are all facing is inconvenient, but together we can face it, mitigate against it and adapt to it.”
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is the follow-up to the ground-breaking and Academy award-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Tickets are free but must be obtained from Eventbrite, with a maximum of two tickets per person.
Thursday, Oct. 26, Grand Hall, Campus Activity Centre
1:00 Doors open
1:15 Slideshow Truth in 10, a Climate Reality Project collaboration by Gore and McLean
1:30 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
3:45 Q and A video conference with Gore
This event is an initiative of the Climate Reality Project and organized by the TRUSU Politics Club. Event partners include the TRU Conference Centre, TRU Faculty of Arts and TRU Sustainability Office.
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