This free, virtual event is a part of the Academy for Natural Sciences' Environmental Justice Week events. Check out other events in this series.
The concept of Environmental Justice can, at times, be vague and abstract. But there are occasions when that abstraction comes crashing down to reality. This occurred in Chicago during the summer of 1995. Perhaps you recall hearing of the 700 Chicagoans that perished during that summer’s heatwave. But most likely, you haven’t. Perhaps that is because those that lost their lives were largely people of color from the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago. Perhaps that is also more than just a correlation.
In partnership with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, we are offering the opportunity to view the film Cooked: Survival by Zip Code in its entirety and free of charge. Once registered you will be provided access to the film to view anytime during the 48 hours leading up to the panel discussion. After viewing the film, please join the film’s director, Judith Helfand, along with our diverse panel as they explore the themes, causes and consequences of environmental injustice explored in Cooked.