As part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival, the Social Justice Institute, Master of Public Health program and the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health will host “Company Town: A Documentary and Discussion about Environmental Justice, Race and Power.”
The event will take place Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom B.
About the event
What do you do when the company you work for and live near is making you sick? Company Town is an investigative documentary about environmental injustice, corporate accountability and community action in a rural Arkansas town.
The film details the egregious businesses practices of a company owned by the billionaire Koch brothers, government negligence and a devastating cancer cluster that galvanized a town to fight back.
Janet Fiskio, associate professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College, will introduce the film and lead a discussion with Karen B. Mulloy of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health.
The event will be free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.7568.