Necessity: Climate Justice and The Thin Green Line


Backbone Meaningful Movies presents a documentary film screening of Necessity: Climate Justice and The Thin Green Line, followed by a Panel Discussion, facilitated by Backbone ED Bill Moyer.

Panel Discussion: May 5th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern - with guests Cathy Sampson-Kruse, Dan Serres, Adah Crandall, and Lauren Regan.

A screening of the film will take place on Zoom at 4pm on May 5th, but you are encouraged to watch it on your own prior to the Panel, for a better viewing experience.  When you RSVP BELOW, you will be emailed the link to watch the film on your own, as well as a link to join the Panel Discussion.

Register below. After you sign up, you will be directed to a webpage to make a donation to help support costs for this event. Contributing is optional.

About Necessity: Climate Justice & The Thin Green Line:

The documentary is set along the rivers of Oregon and follows activists as they enlist the necessity defense in a jury trial after being arrested for a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland. This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists and white allies as they resist oil trains and trucks carrying these highly inflammable products through treaty lands. In following the path of oil-by-rail and oil resistance along the Columbia, we revisit lessons of the New Deal era of building massive dams and what climate activists take from that era in thinking about a Green New Deal. 


  • May 05, 2022 at 5:00pm – 6pm
  • Zoom
  • Amy Morrison

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  • Amy Morrison
    published this page in Home Calendar 2022-04-10 21:10:48 -0700