Screening & Discussion of the Acclaimed Environmental Justice Documentary “The Condor & The Eagle” on Nov 11

The progressive grass-roots group Indivisible Media City Burbank is hosting an online screening of Sophie & Clément Guerra’s acclaimed documentary The Condor and the Eagle at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The film will be followed by a 90-minute panel featuring politicians, local leaders of climate justice groups, and indigenous people engaged in environmental struggle against refineries, power plants, and destructive redevelopment of civic assets such as the Los Angeles River basin. Your donations will support the essential work done by the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance, campaigning to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to request an investigation of the Torrance Refining Company & Wilmington’s Valero Refinery.

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Online film screening at 6:30 p.m.
Panel discussion at 8:00 p.m.
For event information, to register, and to make a donation, click here.

Watch the Trailer

Read about The Condor & The Eagle at its official website.

The Panel Leaders

TRAA President
Steve Goldsmith

Steve Goldsmith is lead organizer for Torrance Refinery Action Alliance, a group of citizens formed after a near miss of a massive release of extremely deadly hydrofluoric acid (HF) at Torrance refinery in 2015. Steve will tell the story of TRAA as it has battled the only two refineries in California that use HF, aiming to require conversion to a vastly safer chemical. Now TRAA is exerting pressure at the local, state, and federal level on this ticking time bomb.

Film Protagonist
Casey Camp-Horinek

Casey Camp-Horinek is the Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Womens’ Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. Because of Casey’s work, the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute and to pass a moratorium on Fracking on Tribal Lands. In addition to her leadership as part of Movement Rights’ Board, Casey Camp-Horinek leads Movement Rights’ Ponca Rights of Nature program, and co-leads Movement Rights’ Intertribal Rights of Nature (IRON) forums, connecting tribal communities across Turtle Island interested in or actively working on passing Rights of Nature into tribal law.

Assemblymember
Laura Friedman

Laura Friedman, representing Assembly District 43, was chair of the Environment Committee of the California State Assembly last year. She is currently chair of the Transportation Committee. Assemblymember Friedman is one of the most passionate and articulate champions of climate justice in the state (and nation). She will address the role of government in advancing the cause of marginalized communities in environmental struggles.

Culver City Vice Mayor
Daniel Wayne Lee

Daniel Wayne Lee is an Air Force veteran and holds a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA. He has worked on union and housing issues, community mental health, and police accountability. He led the effort to close the Inglewood Oil Field. Dan Lee is a leader of the Just Transition movement away from fossil fuels.

Founder & Director of
The River Project
Melanie Winter

Melanie Winter is the founder and director of The River Project, a non-profit dedicated to just & equitable watershed-based, climate-resilient planning in Los Angeles. She’s been involved in water and land-use policy for 25 years, bringing significant funding for and national attention to the LA River. The River Project led the effort to create Rio de Los Angeles State Park, developed the award-winning Tujunga/Pacoima Watershed Plan, created the innovative urban acupuncture program, Water LA, and recently completed a radically regenerative revisioning of the 2k acre Sepulveda Basin. The River Project partners with agencies, NGOs, and communities to design and implement holistic policies, projects, and programs that multi-solve for climate and other intersecting challenges

Inclusive Donation-Based Event

This event is inclusive, free to those who can’t afford it. For all others, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $15-100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. Your donations will support the essential work done by Torrance Refinery Action Alliance, campaigning to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to request an investigation of the Torrance Refining Company & Wilmington’s Valero Refinery. Part of the funds collected will also go towards the film impact campaign No More Sacrificed Communities and be used to provide small honoraria to the panelists.

For event information, to register, and to make a donation, click here.