Jan 20: Mountaintop removal film/talk at Duquesne

January 20:  Mountain Top Removal:  film on the devastating effects of large-scale coal mining on West Virginia families and communities.  Throughout southern Appalachia, coal mining through mountaintop removal is on the rise, blasting and leveling highland forests and destroying streams.  The process literally changes the geology of the region.  Citizens suffering from the resulting flooding, pollution, and destruction of their homes are fighting back to oppose big coal's impact on their lives.  Bo Webb, an activist with Coal River Mountain Watch, will introduce the film.

 This is the first event in a series on human rights, Abundance & Abuse.  Other films include Fast Food Nation (Jan 26), A Killer Bargain (Feb 3), Darwin's Nightmare (Feb 11), Frozen Angels (Feb 17), and Persepolis (Feb 25).  http://www.duq.edu/humanrights

7 p.m. in 105 College Hall at Duquesne University.

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