Preview Event for MAYDAY! Peace Conference - Divestment: A Tool for Peace?April 26, 2016 at 79 p.m.

Time: April 26, 2016 at 79 p.m.

The 2016 MAYDAY! Peace Conference will consider whether or not divestment is an effective tool for building peace. Reduction of fossil fuel use to reduce the effects of climate change is one area where divestment is being used. This preview event will help the community to begin to understand why at least some people think this is very important. Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will open the evening with a recorded welcome to the Mayday Conference which will be followed by a screening of "This Changes Everything". The movie, based on Naomi Klein's book by the same title, is a look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. The evening will end with refreshments and discussion.