Events

October 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Fall Sustainability Series | Water Warriors & From Flint: Voice of a Poisoned City, Oct. 31

The Fall Sustainability Series presents Water Warriors & From Flint: Voice of a Poisoned City on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema Downtown.

“When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors–including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families–set up a series of road blockades, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province,” says the Athena website.

Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with many sponsors. These free Wednesday screenings of documentaries are open to the public.

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