Birth of a Movement

Screening and panel discussion on the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.

When: Friday, May 14, 2010, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: $8 - $10

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening


At the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

The 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara was a pivotal event in the birth to the modern environmental movement. The activism inspired by this disaster quickly spread across the country and spawned landmark legislation, the first Earth Day, and the Environmental Studies program at UCSB. Join us for a screening of Cage-Free Productions’ Birth of a Movement, which traces this remarkable history. Following the documentary short, a panel discussion will provide additional insight into the events surrounding the 1969 oil spill and the resulting changes in environmental consciousness and legislation. Panelists include Marc McGinnes, J.D. (Senior Lecturer Emeritus Environmental Studies, UCSB), Selma Rubin (Community Activist), Paul Relis (Founding Director CEC, Executive Vice President for CR&R, Inc.), Linda Krop (Chief Counsel of the Environmental Defense Center), and Paul Lynch (Birth of a Movement Producer).
Reception to follow. Panelists and the crew from visiting vessel Ocean Watch will be on hand for further discussion. S/V Ocean Watch serves as the platform for the Around the Americas expedition, circumnavigating the Americas to inspire, educate and engage citizens to protect our oceans.
For tickets and additional event information, please call 805.962.8404 ext.115.

Phone: 805-962-8404

Event posted May 7, 2010
Last updated May 7, 2010


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