Host a Screening
Holding a screening of PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy is a great way to get involved in the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson. General Electric (GE) has evaded responsibility for cleaning up its toxic mess in the Hudson for decades and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is failing to hold the company accountable. With a little preparation, you can educate your community about the issues at stake and then take action!
Download our Take Action Toolkit for additional materials and official social media hashtags.
Step 1: Find the right location and set a date and time
You can show the documentary in your home, at a local library, school or place of worship. Check with any potential venue to ensure they have the proper equipment for film viewing and ask if they have a reservation process or fee. Each screening and Action Session should take approximately 1.5 hours.
Fill out the screening form to register your event and request additional materials by clicking here.
Step 2: Get the word out
There are so many ways to let everyone know about your event: talk to your neighbors, friends, family and other activists; send out an email invitation and ask for recipients to forward it to others; create a Facebook event page; post fliers in local coffee shops and on community boards; and invite your local legislators and community leaders to help you spread the word. Tweet (using the hashtag #ToxicLegacy) and include @cleanerhudson to further your reach.
Step 3: Tech check
Check to make sure the sound and visuals are working appropriately at least 24 hours ahead of your screening. Skip to various points in the film and confirm you can hear the words and music and that the room is dark enough to see the images from anywhere the audience will sit.
Step 4: Show the film and take action
Print extra handouts and a sign-in sheet to track participation and follow-up. Add variety and depth to your screening by holding a Q&A after the film and inviting your audience to take action via social media, email, and phone (see the action guide in the Take Action Toolkit for more info and printable materials for your screening).