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Marianne Midwest Series

April 16, 2015 | 2 hours | University of Chicago 

French documentary-maker Marie-Monique Robin has long participated in a worldwide discussion that challenges corporate and governmental practices. In her most recent documentary, Sacred Growth, she advocates for local heroes and sustainable growth initiatives at home. She questions whether our continued growth is sustainable, or even necessary, and how we can change our way of measuring economic success to promote a more ecologically conscious world.

As a means of continuing this conversation, the University of Chicago French Club hosts a conversation featuring a moderator and the documentary-maker. The aim of this event is to provide American audiences with an understanding of the context of environmental policy in the EU, the US and the global community - ultimately hoping to create a valuable conversation on sustainable development, and the economic policy changes that must occur at home and abroad to enable this new model.

Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, UChicago French Club, the Program on the Global Environment and part of Marianne Midwest Series organized by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in ChicagoAlliance Française in Chicago, and France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago.

BROADCASTED LIVE IN 2 MIDWEST CITIES: Alliance Française of Milwaukee and Alliance Française of Minneapolis