Starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, Dark Waters is the true David-and-Goliath story of a small West Virginia town that took on the chemical company DuPont for poisoning their drinking water with toxic chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
JUST ANNOUNCED 6/23/20: Environmental attorney and author Robert Bilott (played in the film by Mark Ruffalo) will be joining us for the July 1st panel discussion!
***Please register before 6pm ET on Friday, June 26, to receive a link to watch the film ahead of the panel discussion.***
During the discussion, you'll hear from health advocates and experts about the movie’s connection to local communities in Maine struggling with PFAS pollution—and learn how you can advocate for state action for safe drinking water, food, and farmland.
ABOUT THE PANEL:
The panel will be moderated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson (she/they), an Executive Committee member of Sierra Club Maine. A cultural organizational strategist, interdisciplinary curator, artist, writer, and activist from Philadelphia, Kelsey is deeply invested in underrepresented voices and alternative histories.
-Patrick MacRoy, Deputy Director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Patrick has worked on PFAS issues in Maine.
-Sonya Lunder, Senior Toxics Advisor, Gender, Equity & Environment program at the Sierra Club. Sonya leads work on a range of toxics issues, particularly health impacts to women and children.
-Representative Jessica Fay, D-Raymond, a small business owner and community volunteer, is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives.
-Dana Colihan, Maine Community Organizer at Toxics Action Center, (soon to become Community Action Works) where she trains everyday people to confront polluters and seed solutions.
This event is co-hosted by the Strategy Center, SPACE Gallery, Sierra Club Maine, Learning Disabilities Association of Maine, and Toxics Action Center.