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The Magnitude of All Things – Film + Conversation

Sep 24 , 9:30 am 12:30 pm

The Multifaith Network for Climate Justice, St. James Presbyterian Church, and Stillpoint at Beckside will host a screening and post-film conversation of Jennifer Abbott’s The Magnitude of All Things. This event will take place in person and concurrently on Zoom. Please RSVP for this free event:

Learn more about this film about the “intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary” and view the trailer. There will be a discussion panel immediately following this 90-minute film.

“When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary, The Magnitude of All Things, draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything.

For the people featured, climate change is not happening in the distant future: it is kicking down the front door. Battles waged, lamentations of loss and raw testimony coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and staggering beauty that transform darkness into light, grief into action.”

View the trailer here.

More About the Panelists:

  • Rev. Seth Thomas serves as Pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Bellingham, WA. Seth holds a Masters of Divinity from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership & Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary. A lifelong Cascadian, Seth and his family love the beauty of our bioregion, where they explore by hiking, trail running, and neighborhood bike rides.
  • Jill MacIntyre Witt, M.A. (she, her):
  • Dr. Kane-Ronning holds a PhD in counseling psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Whatcom County. She is a Certified Family Trauma Professional. Dr. Kane-Ronning is a devoted environmental activist, serving on the Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club’s Wildlife and Wolf Committees, testifying at Wildlife Commission hearings, and advocating for wildlife connectivity and biodiversity. She was a declarant for the Earth Justice Endangered Species Act wolf de-listing litigation against the federal government. She focuses on therapists’ ethical obligation to treat climate change anxiety and PTSD, presenting at conferences to promote awareness and action.

Location

This event will take place concurrently in person and on Zoom.

In-Person Event (RSVP here)
St. James Presbyterian Church
910 14th Street

Zoom Registration Link

Contact

Email: rkdelbecq@comcast.net
Phone: (360) 319-9967

Prize Drawing/Event Feedback

Receive a prize drawing entry for up to five events you attend during Climate Action Week! Three prize drawing winners will be selected to choose between a solar backpack, waterproof bike bag, energy efficiency kit, or zero waste shopping kit. 

For each entry, you must submit a brief online feedback form for the event you attended and include a unique codeword for that event. Obtain the codeword for The Magnitude of All Things event during the event or by emailing bhamclimateweek@gmail.com.

This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.