Saturday, March 16 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
At our Annual Anniversary Pledge dinner, we will both see a video of a live performance of the play “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” and hear from the play’s protagonist actor Mike Farrell, and author George Shea. This play accounts for the discovery of the way carbon is connected to global climate change. In this film version of the stage play, Mike Farrell (most famous for playing the character BJ Honeycutt on M.A.S.H.) portrays atmospheric scientist, David Keeling (1928-2005) whose pioneering work on CO2 gave the world its first early warnings about the dangers of human induced global warming. George Shea, the playwright of Dr. Keeling’s Curve will also be present. Shea is a children’s author, and environmental activist who in 2011 was arrested outside the White House with 1250 other activists protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline. This will be a night where we celebrate ourselves for being a recognized green sanctuary church, inch ever closer to the close of the pledge drive, and re-affirm the important role we as a church can play in this global issue.
Timeline for the evening includes:
5:00 – 5:30 pm Cocktails and meet & greet time with George and Mike
5:30 – 6:15 pm we will begin dinner service for our guests and allow time for socializing.
From 6:15 – 7:30 pm. We show the film “Dr. Keeling’s Curve”
From 7:35 – 8:10 pm. Our Director and Actor will debrief the film and talk about the IPCC report on the environment, and follow that with a Q and A until 8:30 pm, which is the formal end of event. Both will linger until 8:45 informally talking to the members of Pacific Unitarian, and probably taking some photos.