August 2022 NAPO Chicago@Night

  • Thu, August 11, 2022
  • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom Virtual Event


  • For NAPO Chicago Business Partner registration
  • For NAPO Chicago Chapter Member
  • Chapter members may request 1 guest pass, only for a guest's first chapter meeting. Contact for guest approval.
  • For those not a NAPO Chicago member and without an approved guest pass. Please note guest registration fee is non-refundable. Chapter program recordings available to members only.


Film Screening and Exclusive Live Discussion

Do I Need This? Documentary Film Viewing and Q&A

Please join NAPO Chicago for this special screening of the documentary film Do I Need This?. And join us after the screening for an exclusive live Q&A discussion with the film's Director Kate Schermerhornand NAPO Chicago member Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed, Professional Organizer and Mental Health Specialist, who took part in the film.

6:45pm: Log into event zoom for welcome & viewing instructions
7-8pm: Film viewing
8-9pm: Post film live Q&A group discussion

About the Film: Do I Need This? is a documentary about American excess, and the stuff from which happiness is truly made. This quirky, humorous, moving, and highly relatable film delicately interweaves the filmmaker’s complicated relationship to her family possessions during the late stages of her parents’ lives, together with a journey into the homes and minds of her fellow Americans - from a hoarder to a Buddhist monk and a colorful group of characters in between.

While the film is motivated by the filmmaker’s concern for the dire environmental challenges facing our planet, and how our consumption habits fuel them, the film never preaches, and the focus is not on human consumers’ impact on nature, but instead on our human nature to consume. On the surface, it is a joy ride through American excessive consumption habits; but at its core, it is a deep and genuine reflection on aging, family, and happiness. Do I Need This? was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Green Festival of San Francisco. To learn more and view a film trailer click here.

Post-Film Live Discussion:
Q&A with Kate Schermerhorn and Kathleen Crombie directly after film viewing. Stay connected or re-join our event zoom link for group Q&A. Code words will be provided for use to obtain Certificate of Completion for this event.

Kate Schermerhorn is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and photographer. Of her work, The New Yorker says, “nothing seems wasted, nothing’s excessive” and the Evening Standard says “there’s a mesmerizing quality to (Kate’s) work”. She has directed 100s of videos, won 1 Emmy, been nominated for 1 more, lived in 4 countries, jumped out a plane 27 times and is the mother of 2. She compares her work to a person dressed as a polyester Statue of Liberty, holding a sign spinner which is strategically pointed to say, ‘LOOK HERE!’

Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed is a NAPO Chicago member and founder of Founder of In Order To…Organize, Therapeutic Organizing. She is current chair of the Chicagoland Hoarding Task Force, member of the NAPO Hoarding SIG and a certified Grief Educator. After earning a Master of Arts and Master of Education in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University in New York City, Kathleen worked for 15 years as an inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator/Social Worker. In 2009, she started a private practice to include cognitive-behavioral consulting and coaching for organizing issues, chronic disorganization, OCD, ADHD with children and adults. After 20 years in the SF Bay Area, Kathleen relocated to Chicago. She enjoys gardening, creating art and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community.

NAPO Chicago, a chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals
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P.O. Box 409157, Chicago, IL 60640

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