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Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week – Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment

Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week

4/14/15 – Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week

Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week

WHAT:

In celebration of Earth Day, Students for Environmental Action of MTSU (SEA), Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM), and Working Films will host a free screening of Coal Ash Stories, a compilation of four short documentary films on coal ash, public health concerns, and policy with a question and answer discussion to follow. This screening is part of SEA’s Earth Week Music, Arts and Sustainability Festival. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted.

Working Films has been instrumental in engaging the public around the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. This screening follows screenings held by SOCM, Working Films and Sierra Club, Tennessee Chapter in Kingston in February and Gallatin in March. Speakers will be on hand from SOCM and SEA to discuss the work each organization does, and offer advice on how to become involved in organizing on issues important to the student body and the local community. There will also be advice on how to support local and statewide efforts regarding coal ash.

WHEN:

6:00 p.m. CT, Monday, April 20th

WHO:

Open to all students, staff, community members and groups

WHERE:

Student Union Theater

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

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