Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Progressive Film Series: June 13, 2013

The End Of The Line:  Where Have All The Fish Gone?

THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  FILM & DISCUSSION
RUNTIME:
82 MINUTES


Suitable for all ages 

 Humans have long regarded the world's oceans as vast and inexhaustible. Now, we have learned otherwise.  The End of The Line charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including  the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Some scientists predict an ocean without fish by 2048 if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices.  The film outlines practical steps supermarkets, restaurants and individuals can take to save the oceans.

This informative documentary, directed by Rupert Murray, is beautifully filmed.  We will provide national sustainable seafood guides to FOP attendees to assist in making the best choices when consuming seafood.


Biologist Barbara Butler of the University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology says this about the film: “The End of the Line is based on Charles Clover’s book by the same name. This award-winning documentary is well-researched, well-edited and nothing short of a call to action. It isn’t enough to know that fish stocks have been depleted. We need to translate scientific knowledge into policies to protect ocean resources. Sadly, our modern industrial fishing fleet has the capacity to completely decimate global fish populations. Murray challenges consumers, politicians and the fishing industry to do the right thing.”

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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Kenya Lecture by Dr. Alan Northcutt

THURSDAY, MAY 9TH
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  LECTURE& DISCUSSION


"My experience as a volunteer pathologist at a Kenyan hospital, 2001-2012"  — words and images presented by Alan Northcutt, MD.

Alan says the following about his coming presentation:

"Friends of Peace members have long requested that I talk about my work at Kijabe Hospital, and I will finally do this presentation.  I will discuss the environs of the hospital and Kenya, my work in pathology, the state of medical practice in Kenya, the evolution of AIDS treatment over this time period, and a bit of the natural beauty of this East African nation.  I have collected many photographs over the years.  I will attempt to be concise in order that attendees may have time to ask questions if they wish.  I hope that members will find the talk informative and interesting."

Waco Friends of Peace looks forward to this long-awaited event!

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