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April 10, 2012 > Documentary explores population issues

Documentary explores population issues

Submitted By Jane Bark

Tri-City Documentaries Second Saturday Series presents a powerful film on the population crisis. "Mother: Caring for 7 Billion" breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian, and social crises - population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occurred 200 years ago.

Population was once at the top of the international agenda, dominating the first Earth Day and the subject of best-selling books like "The Population Bomb." Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic - religion, economics, family planning, and gender inequality. Yet it is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.

Saturday, April 14
1:30 p.m.
Niles Discovery Church
255 H Street at 3rd
Fremont CA 94536
(510) 797-0895
Wheelchair accessible

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