Meetings for May
through September and will alternate between
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Please see specific dates below.
Takoma Park meets the third Wednesday of
each month at Savory Cafe (the larger one at 7071 Carroll Ave.)
Friday, November 4th
-- Kevin Zeese fundraiser. Kevin is running for
U.S. Senate. 7pm.
Riskin's place. Please come, donations are voluntary.
5th -- Montgomery
Potluck and social hour at noon.
Business meeting starts at 1pm.
Riskin's place in Bethesda, Maryland.
November 16th -- Takoma Park
Will meet at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, November
16th at Savory Cafe at 7071 Carroll Ave. For more information contact Mary
Rooker at tyrtle at earthlink.net or call 301-891-1288.
7071 Carroll Ave.
Did you miss the
June 7th meeting?
This was an excellent movie,
and you couldn't make it? That's ok, you can still buy a copy of the
DVD for a $25 donation!
THE END OF SUBURBIA:
Oil Depletion and the
Collapse of The American Dream
"We're literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV
without a fill-up" - James Howard Kunstler
Since World War II North Americans have invested
much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space,
affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban
sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the suburban way of
life become embedded in the American consciousness.
Suburbia, and all it promises,
has become the American Dream.
But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning
to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty
and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way
of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global
demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the
inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy
makers argue in this documentary.
The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis
are enormous. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices
skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react
to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the
slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively,
to avoid The End of Suburbia?
2004 78 minutes.