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Actress and Activist Alexandra Paul Presents Talk on Overpopulation
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) is pleased to welcome actress and activist Alexandra Paul and World Population Balance for a riveting talk and discussion about overpopulation on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Schneider Theater at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with BTAC’s Fruitful and Multiplying: The Overpopulation Exhibit, curated by John Schuerman.
“I believe that human overpopulation is the biggest issue we face today,” says Paul. “When I was born, the world population was 3 billion people. Now, 48 years later, the world population has more than doubled to 7 billion. Environmentally, we cannot make real strides unless we deal with the enormous number of people added to the planet daily.”
In her talk, Paul points out that overpopulation hurts the weakest in society, strains the world’s natural resources, contributes to climate change, and is directly linked to countries where women have low social status. Paul suggests that rewiring our biology through strong cultural messaging, education of girls, and empowerment of women are the solutions to stopping the current momentum towards 10 billion people on the planet in 40 years.
About Alexandra Paul: Alexandra Elizabeth Paul (born July 29, 1963) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the television series Baywatch from 1992-97. In addition to Baywatch, Paul has starred in over 70 films and television shows including movies such as Paper Dolls (1982), Christine (1983), American Flyers (1985), and Dragnet (1987). She has also hosted non-fiction TV shows, including WE's Winning Women and a southern California local environmentalism show, Earth Talk Today.
Paul is a dedicated environmental and political activist. Paul co-wrote and co-produced two documentaries including Jampacked, a documentary on the world population crisis which received a Bronze Apple Award and first place recognition at the EarthVision Environmental Film and Video Festival. In 1997, the United Nations honored her for her work on overpopulation after she designed a curriculum for southern California school children. Paul was named "Activist of the Year" in 2005 by the ACLU of Southern California.
Monday, April 28, 2014
About Bloomington Theatre and Art Center: BTAC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural fabric of the communities we serve by providing high quality performing arts, visual arts, and arts education programming, and welcoming and nurturing talent. BTAC serves audiences from across the Twin Cities region. Our visual arts program showcases the work of emerging and established artists from Minnesota and surrounding states.