Date(s) - Thursday 11/19/2015
12:00 am - 3:00 am
What is the role of media, arts and activism in the struggle for environmental justice? Meet JON BOWERMASTER (writer, filmmaker, adventurer), Mike Bonano of the Yes Men!, refugees from the Marcellus fields, studnent organizers and activistis struggling against fracking in the Capital Region and beyond, in this community arts event!
Join us before the evening screening for Resist Toxic Fracking Infrastructure Skillshare, networking and community potluck, from 1:00-6:30pm!
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!, School of HASS, RPI, Frack Action, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, Save Burden Lake, Working Films, Citizen Action, PAUSE, Mothers Out Front and other local and regional environmental groups!
More about Jon Bowermaster
A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. His website and blog (‘Notes from Sea Level,’ www.jonbowermaster.com) continues his reporting on the world’s coastlines, the people who live along them and issues of importance to anyone interested in and concerned about the planet’s one ocean.
Author of twelve books, his last was a companion to Jacques Perrin’s DisneyNature “Oceans,” in 2010. Bowermaster lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Jon’s most recent documentaries are “Antarctica 3D, On the Edge,” ““Sink or Swim, Learning the Crawl in the Maldives,” “After the Spill” and “Paradise Is There,” a collaboration with partner Natalie Merchant.
“Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice,” 2015.