Manhattan College Presents the Documentary Gasland on March 30

Manhattan College will present the movie Gasland, the HBO documentary that is spreading public awareness about gas drilling and the risks it poses on human and environmental health in the United States.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Manhattan College will present the movie Gasland, the HBO documentary by Josh Fox that is spreading public awareness about gas drilling and the risks it poses on human and environmental health in the United States, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scala Academy Room in Leo Hall (Corlear Avenue between 238th and 240th Streets).

The event is open to the public and is sponsored by: Manhattan’s campus ministry and social action, Just Peace student organization, American Society of Civil Engineers organization, environmental studies and peace studies programs, and several local organizations including: Northwest Bronx for Change, Bronx Council on Environmental Quality, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, Church of the Visitation Social Action Committee, Riverdale Neighborhood House and Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club.  

“We are showing this Oscar-nominated documentary to make people aware of the risks to our environment and our drinking water in particular,” said Margaret Groarke, Ph.D., director of the peace studies program and associate professor of government at Manhattan College. “The documentary introduces a new process in gas drilling — hydrofracking to extract energy resources and the environmental dangers it poses.”

To view Gasland’s trailer, click here.

For more information on the event, please contact Margaret Groarke by phone at (718) 862-7943 or e-mail margaret.groarke@manhattan.edu.