Does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

We’re excited to explore these profound questions in a panel discussion that Albany member Mary Judd is producing with WAMC. The panel follows a screening of award-winning film Happy as part of WAMC’s regular Food For Thought series.

BEAHIVE founder Scott Tillitt was invited to be a part in part because of his work with BEAHIVE.

Thursday, Dec 20
6 PM
The Linda — WAMC’s Perfoming Arts Studio
339 Central Ave, Albany
More info + tickets


Graeme McKenna (moderator)
General manager of WAMC’s performing arts studio The Linda.

James Howard Kunstler
Author, social critic, public speaker, blogger, former writer for Rolling Stone. Best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development, and The Long Emergency (2005). Leading supporter of the “New Urbanism” movement.

Mike Klugman
Progressive principal of Bethlehem Central Middle School with vast educational ties to the Capital Region.

Mary Judd
Special programs coordinator, communications consultant, happiness research fiend and member of a UN Global Happiness & Well-being Committee.

Scott Tillitt
Socially conscious communicator, equal parts publicist, marketer, entrepreneur and writer. Founder of BEAHIVE and Antidote Collective, co-founder of Re>Think Local.

Happy is a delightful, life-affirming film from Roko Belic, Oscar-nominated director of Genghis Blues. Belic goes to every corner of the earth to learn what makes people happy — from the swamps of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia. His travels lead him to discover the common threads among happy people everywhere. Weaving true stories of people from all walks of life with powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.



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