Camille Labchuk, Green Rights events — and Happy New Year!
Camille Labchuk: Advocate for Animals
Still in her early 30s, Camille Labchuk has been an environmental and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, since she saw television images of the seal hunt off her native Prince Edward Island. She was Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s first staffer – and when she saw the power of May’s law degree, she enrolled in law school herself. After establishing the first animal-rights law practice in Canada, she became Executive Director of Animal Justice, a not-for-profit legislative fund advocating for the humane treatment of animals. As a lawyer, she defends activists and animals in the courts – including the Supreme Court — and works on campaigns that seek further protection for animals, particularly farm animals. Passionate, articulate and engaging, Camille Labchuk is our latest Green Interview. To see, hear or read the interview, click here.
The Mother of All Book Promotion Tours
As readers of this blog already know, Marjorie Simmins and I set out from Nova Scotia in a motorhome late in September to promote her new book (Year of the Horse), my new book (Warrior Lawyers) and The Green Interview’s latest documentary film, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. We fetched up in Vancouver on November 5. A few weeks later, the National Observer published my reflections on this 6700-km adventure, which included 38 events in 43 days. You can read the piece here.
How Your Organization Can Screen the Green Rights Film
Our Green Rights film was completed just in time for me to present it in venues across Canada during the promotional tour, but we hadn’t figured out a process to make it available for screening by other organizations on other occasions. Now we have. For community screenings with free admission, we provide a contract with modest screening fees based on expected attendance. For “house parties” – small private screenings at club meetings, dinner parties and the like — the fees are even more modest. For an additional charge, either producer/director Chris Beckett or I can participate live in your event either in person or remotely.
We also offer copies of the film in DVD, Blu-Ray and MP4 formats for individual viewing, and of course members of our subscription site, www.TheGreenInterview.com, can stream the film off the site at any time without any additional charges.
For more detailed information about copies and screenings, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Screenings of the Green Rights Film
Now that we have a procedure for screenings, we’re in discussions with perhaps 20 organizations right across Canada (and also in the US) that are interested in screening the film. I’ll post details as they are confirmed. I can confirm a couple of screenings now:
Erin Fast Forward Film Festival in Erin ON, January 18 (with a repeat about two weeks later)
Canadian Network for Environmental Education (EECOM) at Acadia University, Wolfville NS May 18-21
Very best wishes for a creative and satisfying New Year from all of us at TheGreenInterview.com!