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Women of Cancer Alley Film & Conversation: Short Films by Women Living Alongside the Petrochemical Industry & Conversation with Frontline Activists from Louisiana

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

In anticipation of the global climate strike on Friday, September 20th, we welcome The Women of Cancer Alley, a first-ever collection of films made by women who live adjacent to chemical plants, tank farms and refineries along the Mississippi River in south Louisiana.

Seven two-minute films depict the lives, concerns and activism of eight women working to stop the country’s planned build out of plastics plants, including a proposed Formosa complex of 14 facilities that will produce single use plastics and an estimated 26 million tons of greenhouse gases in the already-burdened St. James Parish. The nearby community in St. John Parish has the highest cancer risk in the nation because of unregulated emissions from Denka’s neoprene plant. These communities are ground zero to halt what would be an enormous climate, sustainability and environmental disaster — industry plans to expand by 35% over the next 6 years! Come talk with two of the grassroots leaders mobilizing to keep families from the harm of additional toxic emissions, while protecting the global climate from more greenhouse gases.

This program will feature the film shorts as well as a discussion. Join Anne Rolfes Director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and Sharon Lavigne Founder & Director of RISE St. James in conversation.

Wednesday, September 18, 7:00-8pm,
Reception and conversation with presenters 8-8:30pm, light refreshments
Free, donations requested
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-cancer-alley-in-film-conversation-registration-69195217759 or call 413-256-6006

Read more:
Here: https://www.essence.com/feature/women-of-cancer-alley-documentary/
Here: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2019-4-july-august/protect/boom-goes-plastics-industry#.XVRBDZ_EA-4.email

Venue

Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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