To kick off 2021, we hosted a screening of the documentary 8 Billion Angels followed by a live panel discussion on the film. Participants had a five-day window to watch the film before convening on the final screening day for a discussion with the film’s producer, the Center for Biological Diversity’s Population and Sustainability Campaigner, and our very own Communications Manager!
**This event has concluded**
On Demand Screening
Upon registration, you will receive a link to view the film. The film can be watched on your own time but is only available to view between January 28th and February 2nd. The film takes a look at how rapid population growth has exacerbated various environmental issues in different regions across the world.
January 28th to February 2nd
After the on-demand screening period concludes, we will host a LIVE panel discussion. Panelists include film producer Terry Spahr, Communications Manager Hannah Evans, and the Center for Biological Diversity’s Population and Sustainability Campaigner Kelley Dennings.
7pm ET/ 4pm PT
A recording of the panel is available to view here.
Terry Spahr is the Executive Director of Earth Overshoot, a nonprofit dedicated to making nature and its resources central to all personal and public decision-making through targeted education and advocacy. Spahr, a filmmaker, naturalist, and environmental activist, is an expert on sustainability and the intersection of human consumption and population as the primary drivers of environmental destruction. Spahr is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences and The Fels Center of Government. He had a 25-year career in the insurance, investment and real estate industries and is a former board member of the Long & Foster Companies as well as their philanthropic arm. A sought after speaker, he has presented at numerous conferences and forums, spoken on radio and podcasts, and contributed to an array of environmental publications and blogs.
Kelley Dennings is a campaigner with the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, where she develops and executes campaigns focused on rights-based solutions for issues that include voluntary family planning, the solidarity economy, and addressing how the effects of population pressure and inequitable consumption impact our environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from N.C. State and a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Sexual Health Association, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Population Connection Communications Manager Hannah Evans examines some of the root causes of population growth to develop and present comprehensive, solution-oriented webinars for college classrooms. Her presentations highlight the connections between global population growth, access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, and environmental sustainability. Before joining Population Connection’s staff, Hannah worked as an adjunct professor of Women’s Studies and has nonprofit experience serving as a program developer for sustainable agriculture and public health programs in Honduras and Panama. She holds a BA in environmental policy and political science and a Master’s in political ecology from San Diego State University.