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Rachel Carson Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability is sponsoring on Saturday, February 21st at 7 PM in Chatham’s Eddy Theater a special screening and panel discussion on the documentary film, The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson.  This groundbreaking documentary examines the life of Chatham alumna, Rachel Carson ’29, and the profound implications of her environmental work.

The panel will discuss the intersection of science, advocacy and film and will feature: Dr. Patricia M. DeMarco, President, DeMarco & Associates; Dr Crystal Fortwangler, Faculty, Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham University; Dr. Lou Martin, Faculty, Department of History, Political Science, and International Studies, Chatham University; and Dr. Peter Walker, Dean, Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham University as moderator.

The event is free for College and High School Students (with ID) and $15 for general admission tickets.  Registration on Chatham.edu or MyChatham.

Perfect for classrooms, community events, or private viewing, The Power of One Voice pulls insights from a variety of speakers at the 50-year anniversary celebration of Silent Spring held at Chatham University and The National Aviary on April 11-12, 2012. This film explores the historical context of Carson’s remarkable achievements and renews her prescient warnings for the modern era.

Notable interviews include renowned Rachel Carson expert and historian, Linda Lear, and a rare interview with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie. Additional interviews include professor Louis Guillette, author Scott Weidensaul, U.S. Fish and Wildlife historian Mark Madison, journalist Don Hopey, and Patricia DeMarco, Former Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.

“Today, Rachel Carson remains a role model and inspiration for people across the globe, even as the controversy created by her challenge to the chemical industry continues unabated. By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.” – Mark Dixon (Director/Producer) and Patricia DeMarco (Executive Producer)

This event is sponsored by The Falk School of Sustainability, falk.chatham.edu.

Contact:  Kelly Henderson, Sustainability and Education Coordinator-Community Programs, khenderson@chatham.edu

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