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The sordid world of wildlife trafficking and poaching is orchestrated by ruthless crime syndicates raking in revenues well in excess of $20 billion. It’s the 4th most profitable illegal enterprise behind drugs, guns and human trafficking and has now been proven to fund global terrorism.
There’s a lens through which this crisis has yet to be examined; through the eyes of the dynamic women fighting silently on the frontlines to end it.
Filmmaker, Kerry David, and her dedicated crew, pursue a passion that takes them around the globe to meet an unlikely group of heroes who are rising up to do all they can to prevent and reverse these terrible offenses against our planet’s most vulnerable animals.Find out more »
Room: 6.68 Free Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/LastFishSwimming Gohar Petrossian is an Assistant Professor in John Jay’s Criminal Justice department, and Director of the International Crime and Justice Masters Program. Her research interests include crimes against wildlife and environmental criminology. Humans are deeply dependent on fish, which comprise 15% of protein intake for almost half of the world’s population. Last Fish Swimming examines the specific environmental factors that make illegal fishing possible, and calls upon the global community to address threats to the…Find out more »
September 25, 2019, New Building: L2.85 A joint program of the John Jay Collage Environmental Justice and Sustainability Program, Environmental Education Fund and Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University, Earth Institute Film and Discussion: YOU SAY YOU WANT TO GET TO ZERO CARBON…SHOW ME YOUR FIRST GIGAWATT DOWN Film and discussion with Rezwan Razani, Footprint to Wings who is creating the Race to Zero Carbon competition. Go beyond climate striking! There is a lot of theoretical information about…Find out more »
A powerful documentary about greed and a merciless battle over a limited resource: wild elephants and rhinos. There is a war against nature raging in the savannahs and jungles of Africa and Asia. The illegal trade in wildlife is estimated to generate $20 billion per year. Wildlife crime is a highly organized business, luring unscrupulous investors and warlords. We are facing the greatest mass extinction since the era of the dinosaurs and as numbers go down, the prices go up,…Find out more »
April 15, 2019 Film Screening: The River and the Wall Directed by Ben Masters 100 min – 2018 John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 W 59th Street, NY NY 10019 Auditorium L2.63: Early Screening: 4:30 pm, followed by refreshments Evening Screening: 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion with Joel Kupferman, NY Environmental Law & Justice Project free tickets at: tinyurl.com/JJC-River The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas…Find out more »
John Jay College’s 6th Annual three-day marathon of award-winning environmental documentaries. Monday April 15, 2019 through Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in John Jay College’s New Building Student Dining Hall. Full Schedule at: jjay.cuny.edu/ecocinema Free Tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/jjc-films Films Screening in New Building, Auditorium, L.63: The River and the Wall, Monday 4/15 – 4:30 pm and 7pm in L63 Free Tickets Paris to Pittsburgh, on Wednesday 4/17 – 4:30 pm and 7pm in L63 Free Tickets An Environmental Education Fund…Find out more »
Mary Ting will give a visual oriented historical, cultural and personal presentation that examines the complex issue of the Chinese market for endangered species products and the quest for power, status, and immortality. From elephant ivory to elephant skin, rhino horn, shark fin, pangolin scales, tiger and lion parts, sea cucumber and rosewood – the list of desired luxury items is long and growing as species dwindle and “new traditional” products appear. In order to get behind the how-and-why this…Find out more »
A book talk @ John Jay College by Jonathan Salk on his recently published book A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future. RSVP by November 28th via email to email@example.comFind out more »
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream A Pachamama Alliance Workshop In Awakening the Dreamer, you’ll look squarely at the state of the world— where we are and how we got here— and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. Changing the Dream…. Awakening the Dreamer was created in response to an invitation from the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to work in partnership to shift the…Find out more »
Join us for the 4th annual Environmental Film Festival Marathon at John Jay College. Three Days. Award winning movies and inspiring discussions in the Student Dining Hall 8 am – 9 pm April 24-26 Schedule highlights to date: Pachamama Awakening the Dreamer workshop 4/24 at 1:30 Sonic Sea 4/25 at 9:25 am Sacred Water Standing Rock 4/25 at 10:50 am Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai 4/25 at 12:15 How to Let go of the World and Love…Find out more »