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More Than Honey Film Screening
Tue, 28 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Join 350Vancouver Films for Justice for a film screening of ‘More than Honey’ and a local honey tasting!
Today, honeybees are rapidly disappearing. This epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. Scientists are calling this phenomenon the “colony collapse disorder,” and they have good reason to be worried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollination, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth.
In B.C., since the 1970s, millions of acres of farmland have been lost to rapid development. Deforestation is directly impacting the survival of honeybees-- we are connecting the global to the local on March 28th.
Swing by early for some honey tasting and hang out with us after for a discussion with local honey makers, beekeepers, and activists!
Mark Winston, author of Bee Time (winner of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction) is now a professor and senior fellow at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue and founder of the Semester in Dialogue program (launched in 2002), he has written six previous books on topics ranging from bees to the environment, and has been a consistently sought-out expert by national and international media.
Among his many accolades, Winston is a co-winner of the Science Council of B.C.’s 1992 Gold Medal in the natural sciences for his role in discoveries that resulted in an entirely new understanding of how bees communicate.
Sarah Common, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Community Officer, Hives for Humanity Society. Sarah is a support worker, beekeeper and gardener in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (DTES). She is passionate about fostering vibrant and healthy community through empowerment and education, and believes in the profound impact of connecting individuals and communities to their land, food and spirit. Sarah has been working and building relationships in the DTES community since 2006. In 2012, she co-founded Hives for Humanity Society, alongside her mother, Julia, in response to a gap she saw in opportunities for connection to nature, to community and to meaningful work for DTES residents. She has coordinated partnerships between a variety of organizations and businesses, developing programming that builds self-worth and community pride.
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Currently our space is not wheelchair accessible. We are raising money for a chair lift. There are 30 stairs leading up to the suite and a sturdy handrail.