7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Whole Fracking Enchilada (or, why we need to end fossil fuel extraction, build sustainable communities, and act for environmental justice) at Swarthmore:
Sandra Steingraber’s work, like Rachel Carson’s, beautifully weaves together scientific evidence and personal stories producing a call to action on the environmental crisis the world is facing. She is one of the most compelling voices on how the goals of “sustainability” must take into account issues of human health and social justice. Steingraber is a sought after public speaker and prolific author who appeals to interdisciplinary audiences (from the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities) and to a wider public interested in environmental, public health, and human rights issues. Her current work focuses on the health and environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region in New York and Pennsylvania.
Generous Support by: The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Office of the President, Environmental Studies Program, and Departments of Political Science, English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Educational Studies, Engineering, Biology, Sociology-Anthropology, and Chemistry at Swarthmore College.
The event is free and open to the public.
Location Information: Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Contact Information: Jennifer Magee, 610-680-6549,