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The Yes Men Fix the World: Special Screening and Skype Session with Writer, Director, Producer, and Star – Andy Bichlbaum (Environmental Citizenship Speaker Series)
April 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
“The Yes Men Fix the World” is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who pose
as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences, and pull off the
world’s most outrageous pranks. Armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits, the Yes Men
infiltrate the halls of power and turn corporate greed into raucous comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen
meets Michael Moore in this gut-busting wake-up call that proves a little imagination can go a
long way towards vanquishing the Cult of Greed. Who knew fixing the world could be so much
fun? A special Skype session with the film’s writer/director/Producer/Star, Andy Bichlbaum, will follow the screening.
The Environmental Citizenship Speaker Series is an ongoing opportunity to engage the entire St. Mary’s College community in a sustained conversation about nature, national identity, and how stewardship shapes our individual and collective beliefs, attitudes, and actions in the public sphere. How does nature fit into our conceptions of citizenship? In what ways do communities cultivate attitudes and aptitudes aimed at moving society toward a more environmentally, socially, and economically just path? What is the role of science and the liberal arts in shaping human-nature interactions? Since environmental stewardship is central to the school’s mission and values, it is essential we explore publicly how it connects with and underscores central tenets of liberal arts education; namely, cultivating civic responsibility and leadership potential through critical and creative dialogue across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.