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Documentary and Discussion Series in Ossining: "GMO OMG" shows in July and "Brother Outsider" in August

Jul 04, 2013 01:43AM

The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series is on a mission to bring people together for in-depth conversations about contemporary issues through screenings of relevant documentaries.

The series, which is held in the Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, is the brainchild of Green Ossining committee members who wanted to spur community discussion about critical issues.

 “This is not about pushing messages about the things we may believe in,” says Suzie Ross, a member of the series’ steering committee and of Ossining’s Environmental Advisory Committee. “What we are hoping to do is to provide an interesting backdrop for information on timely issues, and a forum for discussion by inviting community members to the table to respond.”

Admission is free for the series, which follows a format of brief introductions, screenings and a discussion with subject matter experts. The next event takes place on Wednesday, July 31 with the film GMO OMG. On Thursday, August 29, the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series presents Brother Outsider, on the life and work of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Donations to offset the costs of funding the series are welcome at OssiningDocumentaries.org. To contribute, visit the site and click “Get Involved.”

The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Ave. in Ossining, NY. For more information, visit OssiningDocumentaries.org or Facebook.com/ossiningdocumentaries.

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