THE NEW METROPOLIS: Building a Sustainable and Healthy Bay Area in the Age of Global Warming

Saturday, February 4

“THE NEW METROPOLIS: Building a Sustainable and Healthy Bay Area in the Age of Global Warming” will bring together policy makers and community members to discuss strategies for urban and suburban revitalization and environmental sustainability in the Bay Area. The forum is being presented by the City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee and co-sponsored by the West Contra Costa County League of Women Voters and Torrice Productions.

Panel discussion and screening of The New Metropolis from 10:00 A.M-2:00 P.M. at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Ticket table/Doors Open at 9:30 a.m. — Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Jazz vocalist Jennifer Johns will provide a spirited opening to the day.  Award-winning filmmaker Andrea Torrice will show segments from her recent PBS series, The New Metropolis, as well as premiere a new segment about the Bay Area.

Following the screening, community dialog groups continue from 12:30 P.M-2:00 P.M. next door at Nong Thon Vietnamese restaurant in El Cerrito, with complimentary appetizers provided by the City of El Cerrito. Group discussions will focus on themes such as Food and Water; Housing and Transportation; Health and Air Quality; Climate Change Adaptation; the Role of Education, Arts and Media; and Economic Development.

The event is free and open to the public.  Both venues are wheelchair accessible.

Tickets: Free, but registration is strongly encouraged. Register by sending your name and number of tickets to 510-215-4350 or

The City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee‘s Eco-Film series was developed to educate, inspire and encourage community participation in a wide range of environmental quality and sustainability issues.