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A Concerned Citizen
September 17 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, September 17th at 6PM
A CONCERNED CITIZEN documents the work of current Islander Dr. Riki Ott, who during the Exxon Valdez disaster stepped up to aid her Alaskan fishing community in its 20-year battle for scientific truth about ecosystem damage and fair compensation for loss of health and income. A year after Alaska fishermen lost in court, the BP Deepwater Horizon well blew out, and Riki mobilized again. Taking lessons she learned as an active concerned citizen, she developed an Ultimate Civics curriculum to empower students to participate in their democracy. Recognizing the power of money in politics, she also co-founded MoveToAmend to advocate a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and reform campaign finance laws. Riki shows how one person can make a difference, inspiring others to action. A live Q & A with Riki will follow the film.
Tickets by donation to Ultimate Civics (Supporting civics literacy with free lessons for grades 6-12)