"Not Without Us" follows seven multi-generational, grassroots activists from around the world as they head to Paris for the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the COP 21. Building on the momentum of the People’s Climate March in New York in 2014, the Paris mobilizations in December 2015 were slated to be civil societies’ largest show of force yet. Ultimately, the question remains: can the COP21 agreement stop catastrophic climate change? Or, perhaps we need to call upon our most powerful renewable natural resource: the will of the people.

RSVP to cynthia@ggjalliance.org

DATE: Thurdsday,  June 2 at 6:15
LOCATION: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Arch St , Philadelphia PA
COST: Suggested donations $5, no one turned away.
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084177584972145/

NERD NITE # 61: Plant Intelligence, Macrophages and Park Ranger Life Sophia Seifert, “Plant Intelligence”

Sophia Seifert, “Plant Intelligence”

Plants are the oldest and most massive organisms on earth. They also can communicate, share, and even remember. We will explore some of the amazing things that the earliest land-dwellers can do and, in the process, challenge what it means to be intelligent.

Ritama Gupta, “White Blood Cells and Red Blood Cells : A Love Story”
A type of white blood cell called Macrophages are the  superhuman defenders of the body. They consume germs that invade us and keep us healthy. But recent research reveals a that macrophages are also essential for red blood cells, the cells that carry oxygen in your body. Their genes tell an interesting story, and we’re listening.

Tom Bryan, “Hey Mr. Ranger!”
Pennsylvania Park Ranger Tom Bryan will discuss how to become a ranger, various aspects of the job, and provide lots of anecdotes of daily life on duty.

Entertainment (and evil!) from returning Nerd Nite favorite SKELETOR! Doors open at 4pm. Show at 7:30pm. We recommend you get there early to ensure getting a good seat!

DATE: Wednesday, June 1st,  | doors open at 4pm, event begins 7:30pm
LOCATION: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA
COST: $5