Join us for the Roethke Festival, the symposium–A Place for Fracking? Environment, Community, and the Arts.
We will bring together faculty, students, and local community members from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to discuss this important topic
Friday, September 19:
4-5:30 p.m., Williams Visual Art Building. A roundtable discussion on fracking featuring four speakers: Brian Cohen, documentary photographer and director of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project; Lamar Herrin, author of the novel Fractures; Abby Kinchy, sociologist who studies the politics of fracking and citizen science; and David Yoxtheimer, geoscientist from the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.
7 p.m. WVAB. Arts presentation. Brian Cohen will show and discuss photographs from the Marcellus Documentary Project and Lamar Herrin will read from his novel Fractures.
Saturday, September 20:
2-3:30 p.m. in the new arts building, 248 Third Street. A community forum co-hosted and facilitated with the Nurture Nature Center. We are looking for students to help participate in and moderate this event, so please let us know if you would be interested in having your students be a part of this dialogue with the community. [Note: the NNC will also be arranging a month-long community art installation on fracking.]
5 p.m. Oeschle auditorium. Keynote speaker: Sandra Steingraber, biologist, author and activist.