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07/28/2013 - 12:30pm

Sunday July 28th 12:30p-2:30p
WHERE: The New Parkway Theater 474 24th Street Oakland, CA 94612 (MAP)

Bay Localize is showing the film Bidder 70 at The New Parkway Theater to kick off our film series fundraiser "Movies that Mobilize" to catalyze discussion on strategies for the climate justice movement.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion highlighting community choice energy and what can be done to stop fracking in California! We will also raffle off some amazing prizes courtesy of our local generous in-kind sponsors: House Kombucha, Trader Joe's Lakeshore and Rockridge, Oakland Grown Card, Tehhh-it-up apparel and more!


Children are welcome and we have arranged childcare, so please let us know if you will need it and include the number of children and ages with your RSVP.

On December 19, 2008 Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease acution, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases. Not content to merely protest outside, Tim entered the auction hall and registered as bidder #70. He outbid industry giants on land parcels (which, starting at $2 an acre, were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park), winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted. READ MORE>>

• FREE for Bay Localize and Local Clean Energy Alliance Members - BECOME A MEMBER>>
• $10/person for non-members
• $6/students or based on need
• $3/child (6-17), 5 and under are FREE

Our goal is to raise $15,000 by the end of 2013, and so far, through the generosity of our Donor Circle we are 20% of the way there. Through this film series fundraiser we seek to inspire, inform, bring awareness and mobilize our community toward resilient action to fight climate change. By meeting 100% of our goal we can do it! SEE HOW WE ARE PREPARING THIS SUMMER>>

To show we're serious, members of the Bay Localize steering committee are offering up our own personal funds to match your support through July!

PLEASE NOTE: Street parking is limited so we encourage carpooling, biking, and public transportation. The theater is walking distance from 19th Street BART, and accessible by the 1, 12, 51A, and 72 AC Transit Lines. Visit for detailed information.

The New Parkway Theater sells an eclectic mix of diner-style comfort food, beer and wine, cold/hot beverages, and of course pizza, popcorn, and nachos. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. You can enjoy food in the cafe or have it served to you while watching the movie. SEE MENU>>