BCD Movie Night – Growing Change

Want to watch interesting documentaries with interesting people who want to learn more about the world around us? Join BCD at their regular monthly Movie Night.

On Friday, September 4th, BCD will be screening Growing Change, a documentary that looks at one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system.

Growing Change follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger. It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges.

The documentary begins with an investigation of the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. Will expanding large-scale, energy-intensive agriculture, be the solution or re problems? If we already produce enough food to feed the world why do so many people go hungry?

After hearing about efforts in Venezuela to develop a more equitable and sustainable food and agriculture system, the filmmaker heads there to see if it’s working and find out what we might be able to learn from this giant experiment.

Date: Friday September 4th

Time: 7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M

Location: The Bookworm

Address: Building 4, South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing100027, P.R China

Cost: Free

RSVP: http://bcd-screening-growing-change.eventbrite.com

Feng Yuan, from the Anti-Domestic Violence Network, speaks about Chinese women’s activism since the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 @ 7 pm

Location: Fei Teng Yu Xiang Sichuan Restaurant 沸腾鱼乡           Address: 1 Workers’ Stadium N Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 工体北里1号华通新饭店内

RSVP:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beijing-community-dinner-speakers-series-presents-feng-yuan-tickets-18084391903

Event description:

Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is a Chinese women’s NGO that has emerged in response to the transnational women’s human rights movement against violence against women

Feng Yuan will be talking about Chinese women’s activism after 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing.The feminism made strides for many years when other types of political discourse was discouraged. But now the government is methodically isolating independent voices.

Speakers Bio:

Yuan Feng actively advocates women’s rights. Yuan is the director of Combating Domestic Violence against Women and a leading figure of Gender and Development (GAD) group in China. Originally from remote Sichuan province, Feng Yuan worked as a journalist for 20 years striving to be a voice for gender equality.

In 2000, she cofounded the Anti-Domestic Violence Network (ADVN). With a focus on engaging and educating people across disciplines, ADVN works to change the Chinese public’s view of domestic violence (DV), while advocating for stronger laws to protect victims.