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Age of Consequences @ The Viaduct!
July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
**This is a ticketed event**
GRID Alternatives and The Truman National Security Project are hosting an outdoor movie night along the LA River! We will be screening “The Age of Consequences” under the historic North Broadway Bridge (previously Buena Vista Viaduct). All proceeds from the event will go directly towards supporting Los Angeles Veterans access affordable clean energy and technical jobs training. Come out for a night of food, drink, and engaging discussion! Bringing your own chair is highly encouraged!
*If you are a Veteran, please contact Emily Scherer at email@example.com about receiving a complimentary ticket.
About the Film
The Age of Consequences is an engaging new documentary that investigates “how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US National Security and Global Stability. It’s been described as “hurt locker meets incovenient truth,” taking the viewer beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and laying bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that brings together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, providing energy cost savings, valuable hands-on experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all.
About the Truman National Security Project
The National Security Project is a “nationwide community” of post-9/11 veterans, frontline civilians, policy experts, and political professionals that share a common vision of U.S. leadership abroad. Truman members believe in a strong, smart, and principled foreign policy that sees the United States leading a growing community of nations towards shared security and prosperity.
Truman National Security Project, with their sister organization Truman Center for National Policy identifies, trains, and positions leaders across America who share this worldview. They bring their members together with partners and advisors to deliver concrete solutions to pressing global challenges for leaders at the local, state, and national levels, and coordinate their action nationwide to shape the debate, fight for policy change, and support rising leaders who share their values.
About the Viaduct
Originally named the Buena Vista Viaduct, the North Broadway Bridge was the first major monumental Beaux Arts bridge constructed by the City of Los Angeles. When completed in 1911, it was the longest and widest concrete arch bridge in California, spanning 968 feet in total.
The North Broadway Bridge is one of more than two dozen historic bridges spanning the Los Angeles River between the San Fernando Valley and Long Beach. Its design is a reflection of the City Beautiful Movement, which sought to beautify urban centers nationwide at the dawn of the twentieth century. In 2008, the North Broadway Bridge was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #907.
How to get there
The N Broadway viaduct is accessible via the Metro Gold line yard.
There is free street parking available on Baker St.