THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR
Saturday April 30, 2016
Historic Sweet’s Ballroom
1933 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
5:00PM VIP Happy Hour
6:00PM Environmental Fair
7:00PM Films Start
WHAT IS THE WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL?
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), a watershed advocacy group based in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The festival celebrates its annual event in Nevada City, CA each winter featuring over 100 award-winning films.
Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, the 4-day film festival gets packaged up into a one-night festival which visits over 100 communities nationwide and helps local communities rally to action and local non-profits raise funds for their programs. The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love.
WHY IS ROSE FOUNDATION HOSTING THE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR?
Rose Foundation’s mission is to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health. We are hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, “where activism gets inspired”, as a fundraiser for our grantmaking and community-based programs. The festival is an ideal forum for us to bring together our grantees, our New Voices Are Rising youth leaders, supporters, partners and greater community in Oakland and the Bay Area to instill or renew our commitment to protecting and enhancing our communities and environment.
The films will make us laugh, cry, ask questions, discuss solutions, and take action.
We hope you will join us for this fun and empowering evening to benefit Rose Foundation!
Altshuler Berzon LLP
ARTA River Trips
The California Endowment
Friends of the River
Harrington Investments, Inc.
Henry C. Levy & Co.
Oakland School for the Arts
Progressive Asset Management
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger
As You Sow Foundation
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Community Bank of the Bay
East Bay Express
East Bay MUD
The Goldman Environmental Prize
Trillium Asset Management LLC
Tim Little & Jill Ratner
Center for Environment Health
Cindy Tsai Schultz & Peter Schultz
Creative Educational Consultants
East Bay Community Foundation
Jules Thin Crust
Kesler Creative Communications
Kevin Hendrick & Jill Dovre
Krishna Copy Center
Misao Kusuda & Dave Michelfelder
Nancy Berlin & Paul Tepper
Nadine Joseph & Neil Goteiner
Rainbow Grocery Coop
Thank You To Our Honorary Host Committee!
State Senator Loni Hancock
Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Mayor Libby Schaaf
Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington
Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney
Councilmember Abel Guillen
Councilmember Dan Kalb
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
Planning Commissioner Jahmese Myres
Supervisor Scott Haggerty
Supervisor Keith Carson
Supervisor Wilma Chan
Supervisor Nate Miley
East Bay MUD Director Marguerite Young
Former Congressman and Mayor Ron Dellums
Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s 2016 theme A Change of Course will get you excited and empowered to protect our communities and the environment. We were so grateful for all of you that joined us last year at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for a fun, inspiring, and, dare we say, empowering evening to benefit Rose Foundation’s grantmaking and community programs and we hope to see you again this April at the Historic Sweet’s Ballroom!
Want to learn more about how to get involved? Contact Tracy Boyd, Film Festival Coordinator, for more information or with any questions about sponsorship, silent auction, and volunteer opportunities at 510-658-0702 or by email at tboyd[AT]rosefdn.org (replace [AT] with @)