If you missed our August screening of the breathtaking Patagonia film, The Scale of Hope, 350 Contra Costa is delighted to co-host this second viewing and Q&A, online this time, with the Contra Costa Library on Tuesday, September 26, from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Featuring ice climber and climate activist Molly Kawahata, the film features heart-stopping close-ups of Kawahata as she scales vertical ice walls in Colorado and Alaska while grappling with the climate change issues facing us all.
The Scale of Hope follows Molly as she prepares for an expedition in the Alaska Range, while working to create a new climate narrative that centers her favorite question—What can I do to help?—with a surprising answer. It’s a story of struggle, hope and what it will take to solve the greatest issue of our time.
Watch the trailer, then join us on the twenty-sixth to view spectacular footage and hear Molly’s inspiring message of grit, determination, and hope.
Join us! Register with the Contra Costa Library to reserve your place for this free online event.
Who is Molly Kawahata?
Molly Kawahata is a public speaker, climate strategist, mental health advocate, and former Climate Advisor at the Obama White House. She is the Founder of Systemic Impact Strategies, a consultancy and advisory.
Her life story, depicted in Patagonia’s film, The Scale of Hope, intimately explores her pursuit of climbing steep ice faces in Alaska, her personal struggle with mental health, and her work to transform societal narratives by infusing them with hope and empowerment.
The film has resonated with audiences worldwide, amassing over one million views and earning a place in the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. It is now streaming on all Delta flights through Delta’s InFlight Entertainment.
Molly has been asked to speak at institutions such as Google, Nike, Harvard, the U.S. Congress, global IMAX audiences, and the Kennedy Center presidential monument. She is an Advisory Board Member to the Environmental Voter Project and an Advisory Council Member to the AAPI Victory Fund. Outside of work, you can find Molly ice climbing in her local mountains.