Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, March 30, 2023


Kelley Dennings, (919) 355-8102, KDennings@biologicaldiversity.

California State University Northridge to Host Free Screening of Childfree by Choice Film

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and California State University, Northridge will host a free screening of My So-Called Selfish Life, directed by Therese Shechter, a documentary that examines the choice to be childfree and the importance of reproductive rights and justice. The screening will be held at California State University, Northridge and followed by a Q&A and panel discussion about the relationship between reproductive freedom and the environment.

“We need to talk about family planning and choosing to be childfree if we’re going to reduce the pressure our growing population puts on the planet,” said Kelley Dennings, a population and sustainability campaigner at the Center. “Here in the United States, each person has an outsized environmental impact. Advancing reproductive rights, gender equity, and education is important for people and helps the planet, too.”

What: Screening of My So-Called Selfish Life

When: April 6, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: California State University, Northridge, Kurland Hall (LA 181), 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Who: In addition to the film screening, there will be a panel discussion with staff from the Center for Biological Diversity and students, staff and faculty from CSUN.

Register to attend the free event here:


The Center for Biological Diversity’s Population and Sustainability program addresses the impacts of human population pressure and destructive consumption and production on wildlife and the environment. We fight for solutions that advance justice, equity, health, and a compassionate world where both people and wildlife can thrive.

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