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We present a monthly film/discussion series called “What Went Wrong?” and show films that raise awareness of the malfeasance of corporations and the corporate profits-over-people culture–and possible solutions..

November Free Movie & Discussion: GMO OMG

November Free Movie & Discussion: GMO OMG


Follow the film-maker’s journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agri-giant, Monsanto. Join us and learn about and discuss GMOs. OMG!

GMO OMG-Film by Jeremy Seifert

What: Free screening of the film, GMO OMG followed by a discussion
When: Monday, November 20th, 7-9pm
Where: Sherrill Hall, side rear entrance of St. Paul’s Church at 39 E. Central St., Natick, MA
What Else: Ample parking, light refreshments, good company, handicapped accessible

What is a GMO?

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Genetic modification involves the mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes. Genetically engineered crops are crops that are altered with inserted genetic material to exhibit a desired trait.

How common are GMOs?

The United States is the world leader in genetically engineered crop production, with 165 million acres, or nearly half of global production. Currently in the United States, approximately 85% of all processed foods contain GMOs.

Are GMOs Bad for Us?

The effects of eating genetically engineered (GE) foods are still largely unknown. The studies that led to the market release of certain genetically modified seeds were conducted by the same companies that manufacture the seeds themselves, and the raw data for these tests have not been released for the public to see. There have been independent, peer-reviewed studies that suggest that there could be harmful effects to human health caused by the use of GMOs and the chemical pesticides and herbicides that go along with them, but again, there has not been enough research done and the jury is still out. Also, without labeling GE foods, we cannot associate any health problems with people who ate them — because we do not know who ate them. Since the FDA has no way to track adverse health effects in people consuming GE foods, and because there is no requirement that food containing GE ingredients be labeled, there is no effective way to gather data on health problems that may be happening.[Source]

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October Free Presentation: Ranked Choice Voting

October Free Presentation: Ranked Choice Voting

What: Film and Speaker, Ben Schattenburg of Voter Choice Massachusetts, about Ranked Choice Voting When: Monday, October 16th, 7-9pm. Where: Sherrill Hall, St. Paul’s Church (rear side entrance) 39 E. Central St., Natick, MA (see map below) What Else: Ample parking. Light refreshments. Handicap access. Help Promote This Event Please help us promote this event. … Continue Reading

February Free Movie: The Brainwashing of My Dad

The truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father–and divided the nation Join us on Monday, February 20th for a screening and discussion of the documentary film, The Brainwashing of My Dad.  When: Monday, February 20th, 2017 from 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (side rear entrance, St. Paul’s Church) 39 E. Central Street, Natick… Continue Reading

November Event: Free Discussion: Election 2016: Debrief & Degrief

November Event: Free Discussion: Election 2016: Debrief & Degrief

Post-Election Points of Concern/Hope/Action Updated: November 28, 2016 We had a good turn out for our Debrief/Degrief event.  Each person had the opportunity to share their concerns and feelings about the election, as well as to contribute their ideas for what to do next. We began by asking why people came: Companionship. Organized direction. Visibility.… Continue Reading

October Free Movie & Discussion: Hacking Democracy

October Free Movie & Discussion: Hacking Democracy

Monday, October 17th, 7-9p.m., Natick, MA Electronic voting machines count almost 100% of America’s votes in county, state and federal elections. The Diebold voting machines and their hackable software are still used today in twenty seven states. The security holes and complete lack of transparency still pose an extraordinary risk to US elections. Filmed over… Continue Reading

September Free Movie: Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next

September Free Movie: Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next

Join us as we begin our 5th year of showing movies that open your eyes. For our first offering for the season we will be screening Michael Moore’s most recent documentary–“Where to Invade Next.”  In typical Moore style it is a playful romp exploring the great ideas that we can “steal” from other nations. What:… Continue Reading