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Debate to heat up spring at Ohlone

Free screening of 'An Inconvenient Truth' part of initiative to engage students

By Angela Woodall, Staff writer.

Friday, January 26, 2007—Reprinted from Inside Bay Area .

Fremont—Ohlone College is kicking off the spring semester Wednesday with a free screening of "An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore's provocative film about global warming.

The event is part of the "Campus Climate Challenge," a three-year initiative that aims to engage 1 million students at 700 U.S. and Canadian high schools, colleges and universities in a movement to stop global warming.

The organizers of the challenge—Americans for Informed Democracy, the Greenpeace Student Network, the League of Young Voters and others—are calling on students to hold campus events next week in order to put the heat on Congress and the Canadian parliament.

Each viewing will be accompanied by an introduction and summary of Ohlone's plans to promote green practices. The film will be shown on the Fremont campus in the Jackson Theatre in the Gary Soren Smith Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 43600 Mission Blvd.

Next week's show times are

  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, and
  • 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

A debate about the film will follow the 2:30 p.m. Thursday showing.

Parking will be free in lots B, C and D for the evening shows.

Contact Sarah Zentner at (510) 659-7369 or by e-mail at for more information. More information about the Campus Climate Challenge can be found by visiting the Web site

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