Sierra Club & Art Walk
Apr 7, 2010
film times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30
Sierra Club will show "Lady of the Glades" - a documentary about Marjory Stoneman Douglas who was instrumental in starting to save the Everglades.
Lady of the Glades is the intimate biography of an influential and controversial woman, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She was born in 1890 in Minnesota and was brought up in Massachusetts. Eventually, she moved to Miami to work for her father, who was the publisher of the Miami Herald. It was in Miami that she undertook the enormous struggle that marked her spot in the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Douglas' passionate fight to save the Everglades began when she saw the waterways filled in for housing developments. She wrote the landmark book "The Everglades: River of Grass" to increase awareness of the destruction of the Everglades. The book was the first to recognize the vitality and value of this aquatic Florida environment. This documentary uses interviews, archival photographs, and film footage, combined with more current images of the Everglades, to tell the life story of this remarkable woman who crusaded until she was over 100 years old. It also serves as a blueprint for bringing the Everglades back to life. (http://librarymedia.org/aging/Titles/ladyofglades.htm)
Also Sierrans are needed for Sierra Club information table; there will be a gathering of many environmental tables in celebration of Earth Day at this springtime ArtWalk.
Northeast Florida Group
Janet Larson 247-1876
Jax Art Walk
The film and tabling for Sierra Club will be at the AT& T building, downtown
301 West Bay Street
Read more at this website