Sustainability Studies Hosting Environmental Film: April 20

Sustainability Studies Program Chair Mike Bryson announced recently that RU will be hosting the acclaimed environmental documentary feature film, Living Downstream, on Friday April 20th, 2012. The film follows Sandra Steingraber’s journey across North America as she connects increasing cancer rates with the environment.

Kirsten E. Silven from Earthtimes.org offers this in her film review: “Herself a cancer survivor, Sandra reveals her private personal struggles and her public quest to shed light on pollution in the environment and it’s affect on the human body. During the film we observe how industrial chemicals flow through the ecosystem to deposit themselves in some of the most beautiful places on Earth, and how they enter the body . . . Sandra’s deeply personal exploration of her cancer and her journey across the continent shedding light on the environment coincide to produce this wonderful film that emphasises the importance of a healthy land.”

Date:  Friday, April 20th, 2012

Time:  6:00-8:30pm
Place:  Roosevelt University, Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building (430 S. Michigan Ave)
Room:  Congress Lounge (2nd floor)

This event is free and open to the public. A discussion with RU faculty will follow the screening, and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Sustainability Studies Program in the College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University.

RSVP to Professor Mike Bryson at mbryson@roosevelt.edu / 312-281-3148.

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