‘Poisoned Ground’ and Environmental Policy

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‘Poisoned Ground’ and Environmental Policy

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Great Lakes Now for a PBS Virtual Town Hall featuring American Experience’s “Poisoned Ground: The Tragedy at Love Canal,” which tells the dramatic and inspiring story of ordinary women who fought against overwhelming odds for the health and safety of their families. In the late 1970s, residents of Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY, discovered that their homes, schools, and playgrounds were built on top of a former chemical waste dump. Housewives activated to create a grassroots movement that galvanized the landmark Superfund Bill. Highlights for this virtual event include video clips from the film, a conversation with American Experience Executive Producer Cameo George, and a live panel discussion featuring experts on environmental issues and policy; clean up and remediation; and a look at the lasting impacts of the Love Canal environmental disaster.


April 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm